I was asked my opinion on the John Terry affair by the Independent a few days ago, alongside Phil Hall, who has been drafted in to look after Terry. We found ourselves in agreement on the way footballers deal with problems and the people they surround themselves with. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“The publicist Mark Borkowski, a Chelsea supporter, said the Terry case would send a ‘shiver’ through football. He said he would have advised Terry to hand the armband back before being stripped of it and said advisers should have been aware of the dubious PR value of the footballer accepting a ‘Dad of the Year’ award from Daddies Sauce last summer. ‘Where else in the world do you get the scuzzy standards British football has got? The players have too much time on their hands and they are surrounded by sycophants,’ he said. ‘They think they can throw a lawyer at it and away it goes. I hope this will have woken players up to the nature of some of the people around them.’
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