Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Foolish actions = "unfortunate circumstances"

Why is it that when some celebrity/sportsperson misbehaves enough to draw the attention of the police (or the general public via the media) and their employer/team management/committee, it's always the "unfortunate circumstances" and/or their "ordeal" that they mention?

It was not unfortunate circumstances which got you into this trouble. It's not like you sprained an ankle before a game, got the flu before a try-out, contracted some disease which has put your career in sport on the line.

You assaulted someone. It was your fault. Time to cop it sweet and take your lumps. I would prefer not to hear you bleating about how traumatic it is for you.

The latest whiner is the almost-Olympic swimmer, Nick D'Arcy, who clocked one of his teammates hours after qualifying for the Australian Olympic swimming team to compete in Beijing. He was sacked from the Olympic team by John Coates, Australian Olympic Committee President, for bringing himself and the sport into disrepute.


Anonymous said...

Not excusing him kea, but there is the question of provocation!

I know I know, we all should be civilised and all that, but did you never got close to clobbering a bastard?
Turn the ver. off!

Caz said...

Oh, come off Anon.

He smashed the guy's face in. It wasn't some little bitch slap.

Nicky boy had no injuries from the event, not a cut, not a bruise.

The only person behaving provocatively was D'Arcy. He's an arrogant little arse, which is no doubt why he thought there was nothing wrong with breaking the face of another person.

Suck it up Nicky boy - not so special now, 'ey. Just another little thug.