Damien Duff has said that the GAA's decision to not allow the Liam Miller tribute match to be held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh 'makes his blood boil'.
The game is currently scheduled to take place on September 25th at Turner's Cross to raise money for the family of former Ireland, Celtic, Manchester United and Cork City midfielder Miller.
GAA rules stipulate that field games other than Gaelic sports cannot be held at the association's grounds - other than Croke Park - without a vote from congress.
The GAA today meets with the match organisers with many feeling there is room for discretion within the rules. A u-turn may yet be taken regarding the initial stance by the association.
"I think it's a disgrace," Duff told OTB AM.
"I think it's Gaelic people and whoever makes the decisions saying rulebooks and they don't have their AGM til next February. It's a load of crap, it's archaic. It's dinosaurs making decisions."
Duff feels his thoughts reflect the consensus on the situation.
A young man has passed away, left a young family behind and all they're looking to do is play a game which will bring people together, firstly. It will be a lovely occasion which will help Liam Miller's family. I just find it absolutely disgraceful that they can't open the gates of the stadium for one day.
I'd like to think - I don't read the media - that's everyone's feelings on it. I just find it a disgrace and it's the same old dinosaurs in the GAA making decisions.
Duff, who played with Miller for Ireland, believes that even if the GAA overturns its decision, the PR situation is unsalvageable.
"PR-wise, it's been awful for the GAA and rightly so. Even if the doors are opened and the game is played there, I still think they come out of it looking awful. It's a lose-lose for them now and it serves them right.
"It makes my blood boil and I can only imagine how everyone on the committee feels about it. An absolute disgrace but not really surprised."
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