Former Wexford great Larry O'Gorman didn't take too well to Michael Duignan's suggestion on the Sunday Game that perhaps some of the players in Wexford's Leinster Championship defeat to Dublin at Parnell Park last Saturday went in a wee bit over the top when they started pulling across each other's heads and jabbing broken hurls into stomachs.
“I nearly put my foot through the television" O'Gorman seethed to the his television cowering in a corner. "I know he had a point to make but it looked like he had something against us. I was at a funeral on Monday and all the talk was about what Duignan said on the TV."
“A lot of fellas said to me that he’d want to remember 1998 and a lot of things about hurling in his day. He went over the top and it could be a grudge against Wexford" he continued, adjusting his tin foil hat.
O'Gorman did acknowledge that Wexford had been guilty of foul play, but suggested it was a result of provocation.
“I was disappointed in Wexford. Lads don’t set out to do that, so it must be something going on in your own head. Andrew Shore got a hurl into his gut or hip but there’s always a chance of hitting a fella fair and hard. But when you’re hitting him dirty or off the ball...you could do damage to a fella pulling on his head. It comes down to frustration.”
Reports that O'Gorman's television set is currently seeking asylum in Iceland ahead of Wexford's qualifier with Antrim are unconfirmed.
(Original image courtesy of Sportsfile.)