Mohill Manager Frank Browne has called on people to ignore social media comments.
Speaking on Shannonside’s Sportsbeat, Browne admitted the treatment handed out to players, referees and managers like Eamonn Fitzmaurice was a sad indictment on the game.
“I have a very straight forward opinion on this” explained Browne when asked about social media comments aimed at players.
“When I’m out training teams, when I’m out in the middle of February, out chasing the dream up to my ankles in muck and dirt, these keyboard warriors are watching EastEnders.“
“In my opinion they are not worthy of having an opinion and you need a very thick skin to do that” declared the former Mayo Ladies boss.
“My opinion was if you come and walk the line with me, and do the time with me, by all means I’ll value your opinion then.”
“If you’re going to be sitting at home with your feet up on dark winter nights, you’re not worth considering!”
“It’s putting a huge amount of pressure on players” explained Browne, adding that action must be taking due to the mental effect this is having on people.”
“I have no doubt about that, the whole social media thing, it’s easy to sit behind a keyboard, behind Twitter and Facebook and throw out a whole load of stuff.”
“The real guys are the guys who are doing it out there, be at Junior C level or inter-county level, their the guys whose opinion really counts.”
“I think it is something we have to look at, it’s putting a huge amount of pressure on players.”
“Referees saying they considering suicide over this, I think these people, they really don’t have a clue, yet this guys are the one’s complaining about not get a ticket to the All-Ireland final.”