Leitrim County Board chairman Enda Stenson has slammed former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé for his comments on 'weaker counties' failing to fulfil fixtures since the restart of the inter-county GAA season.
Sligo will not field a team for this weekend's Connacht SFC semi-final against Galway after a number of players in their squad tested positive for covid-19. While the Sligo manager said his players were unhappy the concession of the game, some have questioned a trend that was emerging.
Kerry legend and RTÉ pundit Tomás Ó Sé took to Twitter to express his disappointment that the fixture was being postpones, while also asking if it 'suited' some weaker counties to concede fixtures.
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) November 4, 2020
The comments were not well received by many, including the Leitrim chairman.
Stenson appeared on Ocean FM claiming to label Ó Sé's comments as a 'disgrace':
Tomás Ó Sé is a pundit, he is not appointed or elected by anybody to question anybody and I think it is a disgrace that he would even cast any doubt on what either Sligo or Leitrim have done to protect the health and wellbeing of their players.
It is not right or it is not fair. He is just promoting his own agenda, to promote himself as a pundit. That’s what all this is about.
What Tomás Ó Sé is at is unforgivable and I think he should consider his position as a pundit when he is prepared to condemn lesser people and ask ‘does it suit us...
For him to question their bona fide is not fair, it’s not right.
We have been involved in the GAA as long as Kerry. We had 14 players available for the league game against Down. We are the smallest unit in the GAA.
What Tomas O Se is doing is demeaning everyone who is involved in a smaller county. For him to come in his position and say that is just a disgrace.
Leitrim did not field in their Division 3 clash against Down after a coronavirus outbreak in the squad, but were back in action for the Connacht SFC clash against Mayo last weekend.