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.
Cavan football as ugly as Marty Morrissey says Joe Brolly, the Dungiven George Clooney.— Roy Curtis (@RoyCurtis68) May 24, 2015
But plenty more found the notoriously outspoken Derry man's comment highly amusing.
"Cavan football is as ugly as Marty Morrissy" Joe Brolly, what a man— Ger Godley (@gerardgodley) May 24, 2015
Haha Brolly..... "Cavan football is as ugly as Marty Morrisey"... Then apologies to the people of Cavan for the comparison!!— Paddy Meagher (@p_meagher) May 24, 2015