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The recent controversy over the alleged hurling of “racist” abuse at Ulster footballers has highlighted the problem of ‘sledging’ in the GAA.
Eamonn Seoige, 15 May 2012
A disappointing league campaign notwithstanding, All-Ireland football champions Dublin arguably remain the team to beat in this year’s championship. Star forward Bernard Brogan feels that engaging in such tactics is a road to nowhere.
“It is a northern stereotype,” he says. “Is it deserved? I find they get on with their business and play hard football. I haven’t received much abuse from any of them and personally, I see sledging as a sign of weakness, that a person is trying to put you off your game. It shows he is worried about you and in my book, I have one over on my opponent if he starts it.”