RTE Gaelic Football analyst Joe Brolly has landed himself in hot water after making disparaging remarks about RTE reporter Marty Morrissey from Clare.
Brolly was forced into making an on-air apology after saying Cavan’s football style was ‘as ugly as Marty Morrissey’.
The former Derry footballer was speaking ahead of Cavan’s Ulster Football Championship clash with Monaghan.
Commenting on Cavan’s blanket defence tactics, Brolly said: “We are starting to get used to it. I suppose in a way we’re just starting to live with it.”
“I’ve referred to Cavan in recent years as the Black Death because the football has been as some people have said, as ugly as Marty Morrissey,” he added.
Brolly was rebuked by presenter Michael Lyster before the Dungiven native later made an on-air apology of sorts at half time stating his comment “was said in the spirit of affection and not meant literally.”
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GAA supporters on Twitter were quick to criticise Brolly.