Exactly. We had a game in Castlebar with black and red cards littered around like confetti, Keegan taken out in a red card incident and not a word about it. The cynical Dubs has now become a constant narrative. And even though @bummer and @whatever and @niceday2 will tell us that referees are not influenced by this it’s hard to believe they wouldn’t be. They are only human.
If you even think about ‘incidents’ involving Dublin players over the last couple of years - when did you ever see an opposition player get booked and not the Dub. Rarely. But many times just the Dublin player has been booked. Even if our lad is dragged down or whatever he is almost guaranteed to get a yellow too …because he must have done something … the narrative. I said it last week after Small’s black card and other decisions and not-decisions - the biggest fear I have this year is bad officiating.
And as long as Joyce and the culchie media mafia can pedal this unchallenged then our game will be under close scrutiny while everyone else do what they fuckin like. See Kerry, see Tyrone, see Mayo, see Galway, see Donegal etc etc. We are by no means whiter than white - nor should we be - but we are no different better or worse than anyone else. If everybody played the game the way it should be played and within the rules then who would be the champions? I think we all know the answer to that.