Tag: Sporting Heroes

Here we go, Here we go, Here we go…. again

So a little while ago, I wrote a piece about whether or not we deserve better from our sporting heroes. The long and short of it was that on what seems like too many occasions, coaches, parents, clubs, sports organisations, the media – pretty much anyone and everyone – do far too much to protect athletes because, hey, they’re really good at running and jumping and kicking and stuff.

Delightful young man.

Delightful young man.

This week, League One football club, Sheffield United, signed Marlon King on a deal until the end of this 2013/14 season. Now if you don’t know who Marlon King is

Do we deserve better from our sporting ‘heroes’?

Lionel Messi….. Roger Federer….. Tiger Woods….. LeBron James…..

Some of the world’s most recognisable faces. Recognisable because they’re really, really, really good at kicking or throwing a ball, or very, very good at hitting a ball with a stick.

Many of these people have been kicking, throwing and hitting balls since they were very young and have got so good at it that millionaires are willing to pay them lots of money to continue doing it, and we, the people, are willing to pay sometimes extraordinary amounts to watch them.

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