The former Dublin footballer, now RTE pundit Paul Flynn was speaking on the Second Captains and told the listeners that he reached out to David Clifford after his tweet the day of the All-Ireland final. It was one that caused massive controversy online and one that he probably regrets ..
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Bit of controversy re my last tweet;
Do I think Mick Fitz got the better of Clifford? Yes
Do I think Clifford was POTY? No
Do I think he’s one of best in our generation? Yes – and top ambassador for game.
No more midnight tweets 🤐 https://t.co/sGsPrTpo0f
— Paul Flynn (@Flinto23) August 1, 2023
Quoted by balls.ie
I reached out to Clifford anyway. The main thing for me was that I didn’t really care what other people thought, I cared that he might see it or whatever. I didn’t not want that.
I reached out to David Clifford and he was dead sound, we cleared the air. I felt good after that, buried it and moved on.
It probably the next day. Once that happened I had put it to bed in my head. I made it clear to him that I made absolutely no disrespect to him and I thought the world of him. Who doesn’t?
All the guys there in The Sunday Game would tell you how much I big him up. Even that (All-Ireland final) day with Gooch, I can’t get over the lad.
It was just me trying to make a case for James McCarthy. I did it the wrong way.
Clifford was smoked against Dublin and poor against Tyrone yet still ppl think he is footballer of the year. Not for me – James Mc led Dublin to glory without having his best day yest! He’s a born winner and leader.
— Paul Flynn (@Flinto23) July 31, 2023