VIDEO: Joe Brolly quickly backtracks after insulting Marty Morrissey - and Cavan

VIDEO: Joe Brolly quickly backtracks after insulting Marty Morrissey - and Cavan

Another Sunday, another controversial Joe Brolly remark.

The acerbic pundit was speaking on The Sunday Game ahead of yesterday’s match between Cavan and Monaghan in the Ulster SFC.

He was discussing Cavan football in recent years and remarked: “Somebody said it's as ugly as Marty Morrissey, their football”.

“Maybe I should apologise to the people of Cavan,” he added immediately.

Brolly, or the production team, quickly realised the comment would not go down well and he backtracked at half-time.

“On the other thing, I just wanted to say obviously that what I said about Marty Morrissey earlier was said in the spirit of affection.” Brolly said. “It wasn't meant literally.”

The apology wasn’t enough to stop some viewers complaining about the insulting comment, particularly given Brolly had devoted a column in a national newspaper yesterday to highlighting the dangers of abusing people on the pitch.

But plenty more found the notoriously outspoken Derry man's comment highly amusing.

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