Sunday 11 December 2016

Say it isn't so, Joe. When it comes to sport, it's time to Wyse-up

Published 22/05/2014 | 02:30

Pundit Joe Brolly. Picture: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Pundit Joe Brolly. Picture: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

I'm sickened. Disgusted actually. Joe Brolly's infamous tweet about Sky Sports new GAA presenter Rachel Wyse personally offended me. Brolly tweeted: "SKY = TV3 plus Baywatch Babe". I reported on live GAA for TV3 in the past. But I never got a similar glowing 'Baywatch babe' reference from bold-boy Brolly. Damn.

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Because that's all us women in sport are, right? Posers; preening, posturing and swishing our hair around as we try and keep our heads just above the waterline. Those red 'Baywatch' lifeguard floats really come in handy too. Saves us from sinking.

You're an intelligent guy Joe right? Surely you knew the storm this would create; throwing a bit of bait into the twittersphere for some half-wits to gobble up and spit out their own hyper-educated views. There was plenty of sensible reaction too. No need to add the word 'thankfully' here.

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