Eamon Dunphy sticks the knife into RTE as he fires a parting shot at the broadcaster 2 years ago

Eamon Dunphy sticks the knife into RTE as he fires a parting shot at the broadcaster

Dunphy has been speaking about his reasons for leaving RTE.

After the news that Eamon Dunphy will no longer be involved on the RTE panel, the broadcaster has fired a parting shot at RTE in his latest column for the Irish Daily Star.

Dunphy has said that the station "lost its nerve" and that their editorial direction is being diluted because the top brasses are "living in fear of keyboard warriors on Twitter and Facebook."

After four decades on TV, the broadcaster and journalist is now going to concentrate his time on his podcast, The Stand, and his columns for the newspaper.

Speaking about his decision to leave RTE, here are some of the comments that Dunphy made in his column which can be found in full via The Star.

"RTE Sport has lost its nerve and, when that happens, you're in trouble. RTE is a very different place now. It's a place that lives in fear of keyboard warriors on Twitter or Facebook," he said

The pundit also said that there has been a change in mentality and a noticeable culture shift at the station since his close friend John Giles left.

As he frequently does, Eamo also provided a few interesting soundbites as he reflected on his belief that the team of Bill聽O'Herlihy, Liam Brady, John Giles and himself were constantly "kicking the arses of BBC and ITV".

Dunphy also stated his belief that TV3 are currently offering a better product for football fans because they're "hoovering up soccer rights with a stronger panel."

You have to give it to Dunphy. The man knows how to make an exit, baby.