are you expecting dignity and respect from professional sports people mid career? laughable. most sports people live in a bubble since childhood, constantly told they are the best and lauded by all. Why be surprised that they cheat to maintain their edge. Some of the best highest paid sports people EVER cheated, lied and treated their peers/betters/superiors/support crews/parents/ Et Al WORSE than they would a P.O.W. Eg Jordan, anyone from the cycling world, Warney!, Woods… the list is endless. Even the Chappells with the underarm incident; yes yes… it was within the rules but not in the “spirit of the game”. Win at all costs; fuck 'em.
Its a bit like movie and rock stars - back in the day they were on salary, now they get mega bucks so think they are the shit and everyone should “JUST LOOOOOOOKKK AAAATTTTT MEEEEE!!!” eg Bono, Miley Cyrus, any fucking rapper and Chevy Chase come to mind. Even that teenage twat who played Hermonie Grainger from Harry Fucking Potter thinks she can address the UN and have something valid to say!!! Fuck me; a teenager waving a stick that thinks she can do magic has the life experience or expertise to dictate to the august body of world diplomats?
And you think these cricketers who’s life ambition is to wear a green cow pat on thier head then appear in Wheet Bix commericals and or be commentators on 9 deserve respect and a second go? They need to understand that at the end of their careers NO on is gunna dip their hat to them or get out of their corporate way! If they dont invest themselves in other mechanisms such as education or BE AN OUTSTANDING 0.1% of 0.1% of their chosen profession they are gunna end up shovelling shit or driving a fork lift.
Now now dont get your panties in a twist; everyone needs a second or third go but if you are in the limelight - especially if you put yourself there yourself needs to understand it is or rather should be one strike and your out. Especially in professional sport where you are a “role model” for the proletariat masses and their offspring. Remember Kim Hughes? all he did wrong was lose and cry! whats he doing now?
At the end of the day great sports people are just pushing a ball around or whatever it is that makes them sweat, if they truly want to be great then they should extend their post sport career into something worldwide worthwhile. May I suggest nuclear fusion or something? A great example is Arnold Schwarzenegger; probably a cunt, who knows… but post sport he was a successful TV star AND politician who managed the 6th biggest economy in the world. Pick your own example - Arnie was just off the top of my head.
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