Tomás Ó Sé has admitted that he used a “poor choice of words” when analysing Dublin footballers after claiming that the All-Ireland champions had “a scumbag when they need somebody on the team to do the nasty things.”
The former Kerry star was previewing the upcoming championships on RTÉ’s Sunday Sport programme.
Ó Sé was full of praise for Jim Gavin’s side.
“It’s not only that they have the great players, they have a system of play and everyone is buying into that system," he said.
“They have good management and they are strong all over the field. They have everything you need to make a good team great.
“At the moment they are the best in the land. Whether they are the greatest ever I’m not too sure.
“They have a mixture of great players.
"They have a mixture of, for the want of a better word, a scumbag when they need somebody on the team to do the nasty things."
However, he conceded he over-stepped the mark with his the last comment.
The five-time All Star later clarified his sentiments on Twitter, saying: “Don't think the dubs are scumbags at all. Poor choice of words.
"Meant that they have a few scamps. All great teams have them.”
Don't think the dubs are scumbags at all.poor choice of words. Meant that they have a few scamps. All great teams have them.— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) May 8, 2016