This morning we reported on the Twitter exchange between Joe Brolly and Dr Elaine Byrne that sprung from Brolly's tweet which suggested that "Sky = TV3 plus Baywatch babe". It has to be acknowledged that Brolly's argument is more nuanced than that tweet suggested, and he has since tweeted an apology to Rachel Wyse.
@RACHEL_WYSE Rachel, I apologise for the remark about a "Baywatch babe" . It was not meant to be personal but it was crass & wrong of me. — Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) May 21, 2014
@RACHEL_WYSE It was no reflection on your abilities as a presenter or at least I didn't mean it to be. I apologise. It will not be repeated — Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) May 21, 2014
An exchange with user @murt222un led to the contrite remarks.
@bbarrymurphy @SkySportsGAA @JoeBrolly1993 I'm well aware of his remarks over the past few weeks — Rachel Wyse (@RACHEL_WYSE) May 21, 2014