Joe Brolly, perhaps relishing the ire he arouses in polite society, laid into the distressed Rob Hennelly for his heartfelt message to the Mayo supporters on the Monday after the All-Ireland final replay.
We know that Joe isn't overly fond of displays of emotional incontinence. After his U10 team lost a final in Belfast, the lads sat around crying and Joe demanded that they "quit yapping boys, it's embarrassing."
On Sunday, he lambasted Hennelly's statement as "the kind of guff you'd hear on daytime TV." On twitter he described it as "such bullshit."
Aidan O'Shea presumably doesn't read Joe Brolly. Or if he does, he doesn't feel the need to heed his strictures.
Today, O'Shea became the latest Mayo player to address the supporters through the medium of instagram.
O'Shea remains one of Mayo's most important players and one of their biggest personalities. Perhaps, the biggest compliment one can pay him is that he has become a bete noire among Dublin fans, almost rivaling Kieran Donaghy in that department. When the camera zoomed in on him, cries of "fuckin prick" and "wanker" went up from the crowd in the Big Tree.
But by his standards, he was deemed by many to have had a patchy enough year. There were suggestions that O'Shea has failed to kick on from where he was in 2013, when he delivered a memorable and powerful display against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
In the Irish Examiner last week, columnist and former Mayo backroom team member, Kieran Shannon suggested that O'Shea's shooting has failed to improve in the last couple of years.
For all the big-name coaches and gurus Mayo have had in their ranks the last five years, their most physically talented player has obviously not been sufficiently challenged and coached well enough to earn victory on that front.
In his instagram post, he said that Mayo will "continue to chop wood and carry water in search of our ultimate goal."