I love sport. Love it. I can watch it for hours on end an my idea of luxury is spending the whole day on the couch watching the cricket.
I often find myself defending the importance of sport to me other lefty friends.
But let’s keep it in check. The current coverage of the Commonwealth Game is appalling. I’m all for revering sports people, celebrating their achievement and so on. However it is important to remember just what it is that sports people have achieved. They are really good at running, jumping, catching or what ever it is and that is fantastic, but that’s all it is.
Sally Pearson can run really fast, and that is fantastic. But all this crap about redemption, her being a role model and so on is just taking it too far.
Imagine if after all that she tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, or better still, cocaine. Then I might actually like her…