Thursday 24 August 2017

Joe Brolly's sarcasm is lowest form of wit

Former Derry footballer and GAA analyst Joe Brolly. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile
Former Derry footballer and GAA analyst Joe Brolly. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile
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Letters to the Editor

Sir - Sunday after Sunday I buy your paper especially for the sports but each Sunday Joe Brolly just makes me angry in his column. His sarcasm (Sport, Sunday Independent, May 28) starts in the first sentence "Mickey Harte, the great and glorious leader of the Independent People's Republic of Tyrone".

Mickey is a man who has a genuine compassion for people and has given untold help in his own quiet, unassuming way. Criticise him if you want but sarcasm is the lowest form of wit and should be beneath a man of his education.

He seems to take great pleasure in mixing with the tough men in Derry football who could knock and beat players/supporters/drinkers because they did not like what was said to them. This is from a man who practises law for a living. He seems to take great pleasure in being as obnoxious both in his column and on TV.

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