Saturday, 13 September 2008

Gazza

Gazza's in the news again today. (Albeit in that notorious red-top 'The Sun" - not quite sure if that qualifies as 'The News' - not exactly the Guardian is it?)  Poor man. he's following in George Best's footsteps - these massively talented people who are so naturally gifted - and then just simply can't cope with the afterlife of being in the public eye, the fans, the adoration. I saw George Best having dinner - alone - in Surbiton a few years ago and he looked so old and so grey and oh, so tired. Years of being on the bottle will do that for you I suppose. How is it that some professional footballers go on and make a success of the second part of their careers and some simply flounder? It's so very sad to see him in this state. I imagine that they have 'addictive' personalities and when whatever it is that gives them their high while playing at top level disappears - they search for something else - and find it in the bottom of a Jack Daniel's bottle or inside a wrap of cocaine.

What a waste :( What a shame :( ...and how sad for him that he must spend every day in a perpetual inky blackness of the soul.

4 comments:

  1. The main problem is that most professional footballers are f*cking morons with too much money. :-)

    When they retire they should be put down.

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  2. The main problem is that most professional footballers are f*cking morons with too much money. :-)

    When they retire they should be put down.

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  3. Lovely to see that your limitless compassion hasn't waned over the years Christian :)

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  4. Lovely to see that your limitless compassion hasn't waned over the years Christian :)

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