Where have all the heroes gone?
We’ve had trial by media, now we have trial by twitter, with Ryan Giggs being uncovered as anything but the sound living, squeaky clean footballer we thought he was. And as another footballing icon falls at the hands of media destruction we wonder can football excellence and a sound moral compass ever be combined anymore. Was it that the greats of the past enjoyed the freedom from the press and didn’t receive the vigourous scrutiny that today’s players receive or was it that the playboy antics of the Goerge Best’s and Frank Worthington’s were actually celebrated? Was it more about what you did on the pitch that mattered? I believe in every true football supporters heart it is still about the performance on the pitch that counts. True supporters will not doubt laugh or sing along with the banter on the terraces, that’s part of psyching out the opposition, but no true supporter will deny an excellent display of skill no matter what the front page of the tabloids say. If a player gets on and does their job I like to believe all the off the pitch antics be forgotten, at least for 90 minutes. Otherwise we could be killing our footballers spirits and confidence with this constant pressure from the media, and in turn killling our game. Whatever your conclusion we at M.G.Sportswear still believe it’s about tackling, passing and scoring goals and the only passion we are interested in is on the pitch!