Thursday 8 December 2016

RTÉ suits ensure dressing room spat becomes public row

Published 28/05/2015 | 02:30

'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'
'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'

Has it come to this? Have we really reached the stage where a manly man of the Gaahh can't even tease another manly man of the Gaahh?

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Of course, the most delightfully daft aspect about the row between Joe Brolly and Marty Morrissey is that neither of them have even had a public row, but what could have been a dressing room spat between two grown men needed a craven RTÉ to reassure everyone that such comments would not be tolerated.

Yes, it was the suits in RTÉ wot decided that Brolly's comments about Morrissey's apparently aesthetic inadequacies were, apparently, utterly unacceptable to women, children and the sundry livestock which might have tuned in for the live broadcast.

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