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  • A Yahoo! User Dec 11, 2012 13:46 Flag

    Little morality in football

    Not sure if I wanted to start this thread, as sometimes letting sleeping dogs lie is best, but I do think its worth commenting on, and besides sooner or later some troll would come along as use this as proof of what an evil and morally bankrupt club LFC is, so why not give then a single place to air their bile:

    https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-ouseley-little-morality-football-081350222.html

    Seems to me there has been a lot of talk lately about the end of football because of the horrible behavior of fans and players alike in recent times. While you cannot defend actions of individuals, when you consider how many people watch football each week I think it’s clear it’s a case of a few bad eggs rather than some systemic problem. You throw away rotten eggs when you find them, but to read Hayward’s piece in the telegraph you'd think it was time to shut down the farm.

    So yet again the press swing from one extreme to another pleading moral outrage which they will bleat away at for 5 seconds or until the next big story comes along they can all chase like sheep. But we've come to expect that from the press, while those in positions of authority in the game I'd hope would take a more measured view before speaking out.

    Which takes me to the comments of Ouseley. The organization he runs has a worthy cause, and should get support. However I do think some of his comments are rash and or not well thought through. Is he suggesting, both CFC and LFC abandon their players during the investigation of the cases brought? Why therefore did he not go after the FA, as surely if your morally bankrupt for supporting an accused person, Clattenberg should have been thrown to the wolves.

    Yes both LFC and CFC supported their players, and some on here did not like that, but to call it a lack of morality I think is a bit much. If your son was accused of a crime he told you he did not commit (let alone handbags that crossed the line) would the moral thing be to stand by your child or abandon him?

    But they were both found guilty I hear some cry. Yes they were, and both then faced the punishment assigned to them. The clubs and the players accepted the punishment and moved on, they did not fight it, and so why is that a sign of a lack of morals?

    I'm sure some may want to open a big debate on this, which is fine. But my intention was not to open up the Suarez or Terry cases again, but rather just say my peace.

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