Nothing wrong with facebook, twitter etc. It’s the descent to the lowest common denominator being accepted as the norm, or even just ‘acceptable’, and the win-at-all-costs mentality that has the worst influence for me.
Kennelly’s attitude (and those who lauded him for it) to returning for one year to GAA from “making good in Oz/Pro Sport”, and then the way he followed through with his comments, book etc after the final incident. Even just he & Galvin and the way they celebrated that All-I, it was real “in your f***** face” stuff.
Contrast that with Brian Stynes in the 90s. Different times, am I being unfair? All I know is it looked and sounded wrong to me. The cynicism of the whole thing.
Then Horan with his referee -baiting before the 2012 semi-final. Darragh OSé and his Connolly comments earlier last year, amongst other stuff. Tomás O’Sé and his open deriding of the Cork team prior to their game Vs Kerry last year, and further wading in on them by the brother this year. Yet the same folk will talk about the true spirit of the game and about “lads being still amateurs with families and jobs to go to”. The naked hypocrisy, the arrogance of it.
The unchecked bias and prejudice in the media, the acceptance of it by now as the norm.
Now the “Keegan as hero” stuff and the overall creation of an environment and atmosphere in which it’s acceptable to be biased, and illegal, and any attempt to question that gets shot down, by the majority, as being biased.