"What we seen was a load of bulls***" - Brendan Devenney reacts to Kerry v Donegal skirmishes

Off The Ball chat to the former Donegal footballer about Sunday's controversy

"What we seen was a load of bulls***" - Brendan Devenney reacts to Kerry v Donegal skirmishes

Kerry's Alan Fitzgerald and Neil McGee of Donegal clash off the ball ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Former Donegal forward Brendan Devenney says the black card in Gaelic football is "irrelevant" when it comes to the big teams as he reacted to the controversy between Kerry and Donegal yesterday.

The Allianz League match was marred by two red cards and six yellow cards and an ill-tempered first half ended with both managers being summoned to the referee's dressing room.

Devenney joined Off The Ball on tonight's show to give his take on what he saw.

"It was pretty ugly but more kind of annoying ugly," he said, "What we seen was a load of bulls***, really."

Devenny feels the referee should have came down hard on both teams early on to nip any trouble in the bud.

"I really think, Eddie Kinsella, after those first two flare-ups - the one where Donaghy put Murphy down and that - he needed to pull in do the rugby job, pull in the two captains, players that are around him and say 'listen, any more scuffling, guys headlocking people, I'll start yellow carding you.'"

He also added his sense that "the black card for big teams is irrelevant" because of their strength in depth.