Bubbles O'Dwyer issues apology for dropping the f-bomb on RTE
It happens, Bubbles. By fuck does it happen.
After six years of hurt, Tipperary became All-Ireland senior hurling champions by comprehensively beating arch rivals Kilkenny by 2-29 to 2-20 in Croke Park on Sunday.
Bubbles O’Dwyer was one of the stars of the game for the Premier County, scoring a sensational goal and five points against the Cats, but the Killenaule made the headlines for something that happened after the final whistle.
While being interviewed live on the pitch by RTÉ, Bubbles was clearly overcome with the excitement of the occasion as he screamed "We're champions of fuckin' Ireland," into the camera. Although many people wrote it off as a once-off error in the heat of the moment, the player received some backlash from fans for swearing to our national broadcaster.
Bubbles has since issued a light-hearted apology to everyone over his "slip of the tongue," referencing Michael Conlan as an example of another athlete who dropped the f-bomb on TV.
— bubbles o dwyer (@johnodwyer14) September 5, 2016
Conlan knows all about swearing on RTE. The Belfast bantamweight let rip at the AIBA in an expletive-laden rant after he was robbed of an Olympic medal despite outclassing Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals in Rio.
The pugilist saw the funny side of Bubbles' apology.
😂😂 it certainly does 😂😂 https://t.co/2blt77LRBh
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) September 5, 2016