I agree. Whatever happen to British stoicism--and standards?
Because their peers control most of the MSM.
He was still the best player I ever saw. What a shame he wasted such talent.
Sports fanaticism gone too far. Reminds me of my senior year in college, as the OJ trial was winding down, and the eventual verdict. It wasn't as much a black vs. white thing as it was a sports thing. Maybe it was just my perception of people in my immediate vicinity, but diehard football fans seemed to give him more of a pass than the rest of us.
"Why is it that popular icons of the sixties counter-culture seem exempt from all criticism?"
Because, more than 2000 years later, we still love our gladiators.
It's not any different from the millions who worshipped Mickey Mantle, even though he drank like a fish, cheated on his wife, and was terrible to the fans.
It actually remains relatively low on the scale of sport accomplishments as well.
just as no one dared say, in the days after Dianas death, that her life had not been a model of selflessness.
No one dared say that she was a slut, either.
It's all the same as when any high-viz person gets HIV, he is hailed as "courageous."
How does getting infected with HIV show courage?