Regrets...I had a few...

Mon, 11 July 2011

On Sunday an American Football player named David Turner was shot and killed during an altercation with police in his hometown. Apparently he had been down on his luck since his playing days, and spent 30 years scraping a living.

His former coach, Gerry Collis, said the following to press in response to the news:

"“He was a marvelous kid. I loved that kid,” Collis said. “He called me a couple times and I didn’t get back to him. I wish I had now.”"

I don't know whether to laugh or cry about that statement, because it sums people up to me. People that can't be arsed to pick up the phone and talk to someone until it's too late.

It's twofaced, is what it is. Do you really think the coach "loved" Turner? No. If he did, he would have picked up the bloody phone and called the guy. All it is is two-faced posturing in front of a camera and NEVER have I seen such a transparent example.

End soapbox


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