Click on the video above to watch Martin McHugh call Kerry legend Colm Cooper a “two-trick pony”.
The Kilcar native has received an angry backlash from outraged GAA supporters following his comments on Sunday night.
McHugh made the comments on The Sunday Game which left host Des Cahill, and fellow pundits Dermot Earley and Kevin McStay stunned.
James O’Donoghue starred for Kerry and scored 1-5 against Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Croke Park.
He was praised for his outstanding performance, but McHugh argued that O’Donoghue was a better player than the Gooch.
The comments were ridiculed by his fellow analysts in the RTE studio and sparked fury online, with angry supporters of Cooper taking to social media to slam McHugh with some calling for him to be banned from the popular highlights show.
Below are a few comments posted on Facebook after McHugh made the comments about the Kerry star who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time.
Michael Costello wrote, “Gooch is probably the best player ever to play the game. McHugh shouldn’t be let back on Sunday game.
Cathal Murphy posted, “What a complete load of nonsense. If he truly believes that then he has no place as an analyst. How could you take anything else he says seriously?
John O’Sullivan, “McHugh isnt even fit to comment on gooch. Showed a real lack of class. Probably the best footballer to play the game for last decade. Silly thing to say. Think he knew it too. Love the reaction he got in the studio 🙂
Hammy Dawson, “What a load of you know what from McHugh. The Gooch has being the best forward in the last 12 year’s. Remove him from the Panel.
Tony Griffin, “Martin McHugh 2 All-stars, 1 all Ireland, Colm cooper 8 allstars 4 All- Ireland medals, McHugh woke up this morning, and said to himself, I have really messed up now, and hope it was just a bad dream, typical northern clown with a chip on his shoulder