He got the GPA to send them his feather preening statement, that is exactly the same thing.
No one is laughing about any of this, especially stealing from an old age pensioner. Gambling may well be a disease, and many people have it - but they don’t all swindle money out of old guys.
I wasn’t particularly judging Gleeson on any of this, in general I believe that good people can do bad things, but when he puts out a statement listing his achievements he is inviting judgement. I don’t like these gushing retirement statements in general, from Dublin players or anyone else, but I think this one is particularly unwise given a) the tone of it b) the proximity to the crime and c) the nature of the crime.