As you might already know, Dublin legend Charlie Redmond joined Conor and Niall on this week's episode of The Hard Shoulder, and during his chat with the lads, Redmond moved to clarify his comments about The Sunday Game's coverage of the Dublin/Mayo semi-final.
Redmond had criticised the lack of attention paid to some incidents during the match, saying 'The Sunday Game to me, in the last year, has improved hugely however there are people on it who have hatred for Dublin and that hatred emanates so much from them.'
However, after thinking on it for a while, Charlie told us that he regrets using the word 'hatred.' He told the lads:
I used a word that was way over the top and way too strong when I said the word 'hatred.' It obviously was a word I shouldn't have used.
Despite this, Redmond still sticks by his original argument:
I thought the coverage of The Sunday Game was very very unbalanced and I was very very annoyed by that because I think, as a public service broadcaster, it's incumbent on the management of RTÉ to ensure there's a balanced approach and on that occasion I think they were completely wrong.
While he was upset, Charlie finished on a much lighter note, as he quickly pointed out that while county rivalries etc. may run deep, what connects sports fans is always much greater than what divides us.
You can listen to the full interview below: