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Brian Cody's Account Of His Sending Off Made Us Laugh

Brian Cody's Account Of His Sending Off Made Us Laugh

As we reported on Saturday, The Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup final was absolutely mental. Richie Reid was sent off, a mental shemozzle broke out, Brian Cody was sent off for giving out about Reid's red card, the game went to a frees shoot-off, the commentary was absolutely gold and Kilkenny lost.

Cody's red came after he aired his grievances to the nearby linesman. He was sent to the stand by the referee, who escorted him off after much resistance.

Speaking to the Kilkenny People, Cody gave a typically unique take on what led to his dismissal.

One of our players got sent off and I merely said to the linesman that he was being mauled and dragged, which he was, and then he said: ‘I’ll put you out of the field'. I said: ‘You won’t put me out of the field’.
Then he put up his flag and somebody else may have roared something. That’s as much as I said. That’s the way it went.

He also apportioned some of the blame to the Wexford players for his reaction to the incident.

Very disappointing when a player starts roaring and bawling to the referee about his helmet and showing his helmet to everybody and a player is sent off completely in the wrong.

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With a free count 18-9 against Kilkenny, Kilkenny were on the wrong side of the referee all day. It all came to a head with a massive flare-up.

Kilkenny get their National League campaign underway this weekend as they travel to Cork. They will become very familiar with Wexford this year, as the sides are set to meet on the 4 March in the League and will play each other in Nolan Park next June in the Championship.

You can see his full comments here.

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