This was 'analyst' Spillane's take on the matter. Don't think I have ever ever heard such a reaction to an incident - explicitly calling for a 12 week ban. It's actually outrageous. And M Harte thinks he gets a raw deal ...
And Spillane said: “This is black or white, this is a very obvious thing."
“Diarmuid was infuriated that a sideline decision went (against him) and not giving the ball back. The pictures here tell it all."
“A picture tells a thousand words, clearly going to Ciaran Brannigan the linesman, clearly putting his hand on the sideline man, which he’s not entitled to do, clearly pushing the linesman which he’s not entitled to do, and clearly, with his finger pointed, threatening the linesman.
“He put his hands on the linesman, he pushed the linesman back and a finger pointed in someone’s face sounds to me like threatening. It’s minor physical interference, it carries a penalty of 12 weeks.”