Don’t Look for Rolemodels from Our Sporting Stars


Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius are just some examples of sporting stars with immense talent who were looked up to by impressionable children only to be exposed as dubious role models.

Whilst it is quite natural for our children to seek out celebrities and athletes as role models, and some in fact live up to that label, it is important that children see that looks, strength, charisma and humour are subservient to empathy, kindness, integrity and respect. These latter characteristics are often found not by footballers or lead singers but my ordinary individuals within the community.

Recently I was alerted to the video I have attached below. It features a soccer goalkeeper fainting on the field out of heat exhaustion. Do the opposing players come to his aid and help him? Not at all! Watch what happens next:

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