I don't know of any players on the football team who have been treated like some of the hurlers. If I did it would colour my opinion of the football set up. I know of one very well established player (footballer) dropped last year for playing a club game, but he was treated with a bit of respect in doing it, so the issue was dealt with and everyone went on with it.
If it was one player with the hurlers or two, I would say it was an unfortunate clash of personalities, but it is not, it is a lot more. It is also effecting the quality of the team. I don't think there is a similarity with any instance with the footballers. If the hurlers were winning, I would still be of the same opinion.