Very well known Exeweb poster
- Jul 8, 2004
I've no idea who started it, but it would be nice if football finally listened wouldn't it?So who decided the clean up act was to start with Evans ?
As has been mentioned earlier his punishment was jail not ''jail and unemployment'' Can't remember the same uproar when Oldham signed Lee Hughes.
Isn't Gary Madine still playing after being convicted of several assaults in the past? How would anyone feel when collecting their licence after an 18 month ban to be told ''well we had a vote in the police canteen and we've added another 12 months ban so see you next year''
I don't condone the actions of Evans, Hughes or McC but I just take a hard nosed approach of ''time served'' and return to society. I'm also surprised that top footballers (any really) who take part in community programmes, coaching kids, visiting schools etc do not undergo a DBS/CRB check.
I've no beef against any individual, nor am I on a witching. I just think sport in general shouldn't put winning/making money before normalising bad behaviour of any description. Phil Taylor is a convicted sex offender, and there's videos of him committing more sex offences on you tube. Yet he's revered in the darting World. It is wrong.
Of course all ex offenders have the right to work, but some jobs are privileged and being a professional sportsman is one of them. Shame the sportsmen cannot act professionally isn't it?