Does anyone else get the feeling they should’ve worked harder at becoming a professional sportsman, where a bit of fame, money and athletic prowess seems to allow you to do anything you blimmin well want. Get filthy drunk, drink and drive, take drugs, assault folk, random or close to you, maybe even rape ’em. Cup of Tea, anyone? Got a good liar lawyer?
Or maybe it’s not too late to change career direction and become a politician; them lot get paid big dollar to lie and cheat, you can even punch a colleague in the workplace and keep your job. Result.
What the hell is going on? Is it that once in a position of power, these guys feel invincible and start acting out, or is it that the macho, boofy, jock environment nurtures this and therefore attracts aggressive, testosterone-overloaded males?
Whatever it is, I’m sick of seeing it. Let alone paying for it with my taxes.
I wonder if Tony Veitch blushes when he watches the It’s not OK ads before his sports bulletin. And will the lads of Game of Two Halves give Tony a good-natured ribbing about this recent media coverage, as is the norm? Ugh. Someone watch it, so I don’t have to.
While I am pleased Tony Veitch eventually fronted up and apologised, there are still heaps of unanswered questions. When can you start back at work? is not one of them. I also think his speech could’ve been a little better, after all, he had over 2 years to draft it.
Did anyone else think it bizarre that TVNZ have stopped talking to their own News team? That must make lunch at the canteen a little uncomfy. I’ve now made the full conversion to TV3 News, the twits at TVNZ should be embarrassed about the obviously omitted top story at the start of this week.
My jaunts around the blogosphere and online forums have uncovered more ugly stories from Veitch’s past, it’s only a matter of time till it all comes out. Until then, those who are touched by Veitch’s public apology and short poppyness will continue to dribble on about “Poor Tony” and hope he is reinstated to our telly screens shortly. Ugh.
Quelle surprise that ugly, old, P-lovin’ fool Paul Holmes has mouthed off on the topic. Paul feels badly for Tony as he “is going through a terrible hell” and goes on to say “he’s in danger of losing almost everything”. Um, aloha Holmesy, put down the pipe, fool. She lost her job and the ability to walk, how’s that for “complications” and “exceptional circumstances” ?