So, it's not a thread to defend the 2 drunk drivers.
With all the abuse and condemning though I just thought how our own mistakes would be judged. How our near misses in life got past the media spotlight. How we maybe didn't get away with being stupid but took away a life lesson?
I mean whatever happens to our players then so be it. I don't really care. Like most people I'm imagining someone I love being hurt or worse by them.
I'm thinking about all the stupid things I have done. All this stretching of laws and rules I do. I've been caught speeding. 37 in a 30. I'm ashamed to say I've been in a car with someone over the limit when I was young. Not steaming drunk but still...
How many of you speed? "Well it should be at least a 40". How many of you drove before the drink drive limit laws? How many of you leave the correct distance between you and the next vehicle? How many of you give the cyclist the correct amount of room? How many of you would fail a driving test now?
Who's been on a crazy night out where Dave has got in a fight over a spilled pint or Steve has danced on car while Karen staggers across a road unaware of that taxi?
Who as a kid walked on railway lines, ran across busy roads, climbed fences, vandalised, stole, threw stones at windows etc etc.
We all do stupid stuff. We make small insignificant (to us) decisions that you reflect on and think "what a fecking idiot"
Stupid things where at the time you thought you were in control of the situation or you were doing something a bit dodgy but you'll be alright.
Am I the only one that sees another person make a mistake and it makes me reflect on what I would/could/should have done.
I look at the aggression aimed at Keogh and Huddlestone and while I'm no way saying Huddz for captain and save a place for Keogh in our defence, I'm also not calling for a public execution. Why? Because I have done stupid poo and I should/do know better. But like so many other people I try to cut corners in life.
When our players stayed for another drink I'm sure at the time it seemed insignificant. Who has never had "one more". Who has never stayed in bed for that extra 10 minutes or popped in for that cuppa you've not got time for.? Who's never flirted with that girl you shouldn't be flirting with?
When Mason started being sick was it really that bad if Huddlestone films it. Banter. Harmless micky taking.
He puts it on social media. It's going to get Mason embarrassed, a few might moan and a few might love it that the lads are bonding. They loved Bryson having a beer and Waghorn in the away end. They loved Nuge hanging out at Wembley. Nothing to it.
When a bunch of drunken lads talk about going home and now drunken idiot A says to that drunken idiot B that he's ok to drive do you expect drunken idiot B to have a rational argument. Nah, we'll be alright. Look! We are barely drunnnkkzzz attt alllllgh.
Small stupid decisions. Big repercussions. And now they will rightly pay for it. I'll have no sympathy but I can't look past my own stupidity to lay into them like some are.
Don't take this post as a defence of them. It's not.
I'm just looking at all the judgement passed on them and wondering who it's coming from because I expect some of it to be coming from real perfect people.
You might say "you wouldn't be saying this if they had killed your kids". Correct. But somebody would have to think it otherwise every crime would be punishable by death!!
I'm going to get grief now for defending idiots. I'm honestly not. I've just been an idiot too and so have most people playing judge jury and executioner.
I don't think every crime gets the punishment it deserves. But at the same time I don't feel I'm qualified to decide on the punishments
I do get that.
I just don't like all the (pardon the unfortunate pun) knee jerk reactions from some people to every little bit of information or news that comes out without first getting the context of it.
It seems that if some people had their way we'd sack the entire squad despite the fact that we only know (so far) of 3 players being there and involved!