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Irish Football Journalist Criticises Father Ted, Graham Linehan Doesn't Take It Well

Irish Football Journalist Criticises Father Ted, Graham Linehan Doesn't Take It Well
By Gary Reilly Updated

Now usually we wouldn't take any notice of Twitter spats (okay, that's a lie) but when it's a spat of this quality, how could we pass it up?

The idea of Irishness has moved on from what it once was. For the most part, the twee Paddywhackery is gone and it has been replaced by a mixture of the new and the old with various cultures having added, and perhaps taken away, from our national identity.

However, one undeniable constant is that Irishness involves some kind of undying love for Father Ted. Our greatest ever export began twenty years ago tomorrow but it maintains a key place in the country's collective heart. So, when an Irish person decides to step out of line, there can be hell to play.

Step forward well known Irish football journalist Miguel Delaney. Delaney will be well known to anyone who follows he ebb and flow of football writing and he can often be found debating the merits of world football on Twitter with fans and fellow journalists.

Last night, however, he turned his attention to comedy and we're glad he did because something highly entertaining transpired.

A bit of a debate followed, as tends to happen when you have an opinion online, and when Father Ted creators Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews were included in the thread, Linehan decided to take action. It's fair to say he wasn't best pleased.

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Unfortunately for us, Linehan had nothing left to say but Delaney knew it may not be the last he'd hear of it.

Sorry Miguel.

We'll leave the big question up to you.

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