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Moyes defence of footballers unjustified

By Sean Whetstone

I was surprised that David Moyes put head above the parapet to defend professional footballers who have broken strict social distancing rules.

The manager told reporters in his pre-match press conference that those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and it was unfair to single out footballers when we probably out knew someone who has broken lockdown rules.

I don’t agree! politicians, ascelebrities and elite sportsmen and women know they are under constant public scrutiny and they should remember they are role models for thousands if not millions of young people.

What they do in the privacy of their own homes and in their private time is their own business to a large degree but why flout their activities on social media.

This is the real problem with photos of them are published by themselves or others online giving the impression that they are more important or special than anyone else.

If any of us broke social distancing rules I would hope we are intelligent enough not to brag about it by posting a photo online.

This is a chance for young celebrities and elite sportsmen to set an example to the young generation and do the right thing.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Moyes defence of footballers unjustified

  1. By the way ……….. How lovely to see that Covid19 rules don’t apply to Sir Alex Ferguson attending Man U games. Similarly, rules don’t apply to Gareth Southgate. Hmm. Can understand, maybe, Mike Summerbee’s attendance at Man City – but still not acceptable according to rules.

  2. I would quite like to have Santa’s Elves come visit me next Christmas Eve! Be worth staying up for.

  3. Shush, don’t mention Trevor brooking attending West Ham games.

  4. I see your point Sean – but I think that this is very much in Moyes character not to publicly slag off the players – perhaps in private he gave Lanzini a rollicking

    It was interesting that in his press conference he was quite complimentary to Haller – crediitng his recent goals – and also full of praise for Snoddy

    I prefer this approach to the throw them under the bus approach of e.g. Harry Redknapp who would rather blame a player than blame himself

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