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Why does being a rugby player make him more important? - dorsetgirl
September 16th, 2012
10:14 pm
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Why does being a rugby player make him more important?
Is it just me, or is it totally disrespectful to the other two people that died to go on at such length about the one of them that happened to play rugby?

The ten o'clock news has done a whole piece on the rugby player, and barely bothered mentioning the names of his father and brother. How the hell must the rest of the family be feeling at this moment, knowing that to the media one of their lost matters more than the others?

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Date:September 16th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately that seems to be the way the media works - in a country where all are deemed equal some are still more equal than others.
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Date:September 24th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
I noted recently that he got an obituary in the Independent. Not that he shouldn't, if he's well-known, but it just doesn't seem right to me that his father and brother were ignored. I just don't get the whole "sports, and therefore sportsmen, are important" thing. My kids' school won't let them have time off for a family holiday, but if it's for sport, that's fine. Which really pisses me off!
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