Won’t post any more about it in this thread but the comparison is not really relevant, the tweet was in the context of the massive media & public coverage of the battle between specifically those two players, the refereeing of it, etc. It had been going on for years and now ended in the final replay with the black card. Considering the two lads seemed joined like a tempestuous marriage I felt the tweet was actually on the money, and very funny.
Sometimes there’s a moment when even an official outlet can do something a bit bad, and that was it. We will look back on it and laugh, and I’m sure even Mayo folk will too, in it’s context.
The Gift Grub “John Mullane” bit when Sky were allowed coverage of gaelic games was another such example, well, it wasn’t bad taste at all really, just Mullane or somebody got over-sensitive.