Was it worse than Sean Kavanagh's rugby tackle on Conor McManus? Barry John Keane has been blasted on social media for kicking the ball off Paul Durcan's tee during injury time yesterday.
The Kerry sub was booked for the incident which happened immediately after Bryan Sheehan had given Kerry a three-point lead in the 71st minute.
Although, it doesn't fall under the black card rule (technically), should he have walked? His act was certainly cynical, if not pivotal.
Donegal still managed to manufacture a goal chance with Colm McFadden hitting the post with a last-gasp chance.
Here is the incident again:
I have always said that in Gaelic football we get various trends in style, more accurately described as 'fads', that come and go but never seriously undermine the basic fabric of the game. Yesterday, we got the perfect example of that.
Jim McGuinness is offered several escapes routes.The blow of conceding what must be one of the fastest, if not the fastest goal ever in an All-Ireland final, the calamity of Paul Durcan's short kick-out which Kieran Donaghy snapped up for a second goal, the absence of luck in the final exchange when Colm McFadden struck an upright, a couple of half goal chances not taken earlier.
I can say it now. Before the Munster final this year, I went to the bookmakers and had a little punt on Kerry to win the All-Ireland. I still don't know why I did it. Maybe it was a hunch. Or maybe it was nothing more than blind hope.
The players knew. They always do. These Kerry boys were fired by a fierce pride in the place they came from, and the group they belonged to. The name Kerry and the date 2014 was engraved on the shiny silver base of the Sam Maguire ever before a ball was kicked.