The Kerry GAA County Board is reportedly considering taking legal action after a Twitter user made a comment about drug use in relation to widely-circulated video that followed Kerry's victory against Galway.
The video was filmed in a crowded bar after the All-Ireland final win and featured members of the Kerry team. At one stage, a chant about 'The Bag' went up in the room.
The chant was in reference to the chairman of the Kerry County Board, Pat 'The Bag' O'Sullivan, who was present.
Last week, O'Sullivan took to Twitter to defend his character and the Kerry players.
The Dr. Crokes man - who runs one of Kerry's most beloved public houses, Tatler Jacks - explained that in the video, he had just lost a game of credit card roulette and had to buy a round of drinks for all present, inspiring a chant about 'The Bag'.
However someone on Twitter completely misconstrued the meaning of the chant, which lead to O'Sullivan issuing this tweet last week.
I am Patrick O’Sullivan tatler, “the bag” is my nickname which I got back in the 80s from my gear bag I used to bring to games, they were chanting my name as I lost in card roulette. It’s a joke to suggest the Kerry players are on drugs and is unacceptable https://t.co/pOnWDmPfC1
— Patrick o sullivan (@osullivantatler) July 28, 2022
Mr. O'Sullivan tweeted that he had got his nickname 'The Bag' back in the 1980's due to the kitbag he used to bring to games.
Kerry GAA source blasts rumours
Today's Kerryman includes more information on Kerry GAA's response to the erroneous and baseless allegations. An anonymous Kerry GAA source describes the controversy as "total rubbish" explaining that everyone was enjoying themselves in a responsible manner. CCTV cameras were also in place at the premises.
The Kerryman also report that Croke Park contacted the Kerry county board about the video.
"This is all total rubbish. The people who spread these rumours have false (Twitter) accounts," the source said.
At the end of the day, these culprits tried to personalise one player more than any other player. This is about protecting the players who have been wrongly treated here."
The Kerry players and management have been enjoying themselves since their All-Ireland win on July 24th making various trips with Sam Maguire to towns and villages across the county.
They've also been speaking been proving themselves to be role models for young people in the Kingdom