Sunday, 20 December 2009

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

The shot was fired without a sound.

But the blow was deadly.

It seems the outcry against Hughes' sacking is almost universal.

Even fellow gladiators.

No such outcry about the revelation that Sir Stanley Matthews had a little dabble as a spiv in his time.

Described by an MP of the time as "The worst kind of treason", over 60 years later the context is no longer understood and the misdemeanour throws only the palest of shadows over the glory of his legendary footballing skills.

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