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The Twitter Reaction Both For And Against Katie Taylor Over Her RTE Comments

The Twitter Reaction Both For And Against Katie Taylor Over Her RTE Comments
By Conor Neville

Katie Taylor went all Paddy Barnes and took a swipe at RTE over their alleged disinterest in boxing. She branded the station 'disrespectful' and said they seemed to be 'consumed with rugby and GAA'.

Her surprisingly blunt criticism of the national broadcaster has generated a huge amount of comment online.

Many have agreed with Katie's comments, with much of the online commentary focusing on what they contend is the station's obsession with rugby. RTE's Head of Sport Ryle Nugent has become (probably unfairly) something of a punchbag on that account.

Others have disagreed, saying that ultimately, while they revel in Katie's success, unless it's an Olympic title, the public simply do not want to sit down and watch her fights.

Such is the impact of a belt from Taylor, RTE were moved to issue a response (Paddy Barnes' numerous attacks on the broadcaster have yet to elicit a response) later this morning. They said they did not wish to get into a bidding war with TG4 over the rights and stepped down. They declared it was 'RTÉ’s stated policy to ensure we first and foremost but not exclusively concentrate on national teams, national games and major events'.

Here is a flavour of the reaction to the scrap online.

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