'It was genius' - Dublin's Kevin McManamon defends Lee Keegan's GPS throwing antics
Dublin forward Kevin McManamon has described Lee Keegan's attempts to psych out Dean Rock before his All-Ireland winning free kick as 'genius'.
Much has been made of the cynicism and gamesmanship shown in the final few minutes of September's enthralling decider between Mayo and Dublin.
Keegan was heavily criticised in the aftermath of the game after he removed his GPS tracker and threw it at Dean Rock as he scored the pivotal injury-time free.
McManamon claimed that theses type of incidents happen all the time and played down their significance.
"Fair play to him. I thought it was genius!" he told RTÉ Radio 1's Saturday Sport.
"I remember thinking one day of throwing my gumshield at someone but I never thought about the GPS.
"You do what you have to do. It got blown out of proportion. We've all been doing that in every game for years and people mightn't catch you doing it. That stuff happens. It's all part of it."
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