you see - whilst i can understand the theory that one does not get into a shit flinging contest with a baboon - the things he is saying are actually really pretty destestible.
This is a guy who - lets be fair for a moment here - is engaging in a very worthy crusade against drug cheats in many sports.
He then uses the same terms to describe Dublin GAA. “Money Doping” = “Blood Doping” therefore he is calling Dublin GAA and their teams cheats. Thats that he is doing, only he uses coded words to say it.
Then he says “oh, I’m not having a go at Dublin GAA or their teams, I’m on about the GAA itself” but you cant be Doping a rider if the rider isnt agreeable to it. Again, its sly stuff, but you get the innuendo.
Not to mention the fact that he is now using the “manufactured” phrase for the hurlers, knowing full well that those in our hurling community find it very offensive. He is using it because he knows it is, his intention is to cause offence.
If this was just some gonzo on twitter or a blog - fine. This is a national journalist, who is given exposure on TV and Radio and other newspapers with this stuff.
Thats the problem I have.