I'm a firm believer that once you've done your time you deserve a second chance; people can change and they should be given the opportunity to do so.
If I met someone walking up the street who had done what Lee Hughes had done I wouldn't shout abuse at him. However, Hughes is in the public eye and as yet, I don't know any examples of where he has shown remorse of what he did. For this I'd fully expect him to be abused by opposition fans.
Good post; it's the apparent lack of contrition that really rankles.
While I agree with the sentiment that people have the right to re-build their lives once they've served their sentence I wonder if , with a conviction for causing death by dangerous driving to his name, Hughes would have found it more difficult to pick up the pieces of his career if his profession was something other than Football.
It made it much worse when he gave us all a really, really SMUG smirk - about 15 minutes into the first half.
It just said me that he wasn't at all sorry - we did all we could do yeasterday about him, stop him scoring and making him look distinctively average.
Thats a bit of an assumption - he gave what you considered to be a smug smirk, so clearly he isnt at all sorry for his crime....hang on a minute how do you get to that conclusion?
He always plays with a smile on his face, thats his way. I'm not condoning what he did in any way, but you have no absolutely no idea whether he is sorry for what he did. I'm a Notts fan, and I've watched him play every week, but I wouldnt know from that whether he is sorry for what he did. I do hear though that has since met the family of the man who died, has also publicly apologised and has said that he will never forgive himself for what he did. He did something terribly wrong, changed some lives for ever, but to think he doesnt give a stuff now is probably untrue....
Post by tiedupinnotts on Nov 1, 2009 23:48:36 GMT 1
Hello cher - it is true that he met the family of the man who died and he has expressed remorse on many occasions in the past. But he cannot be expected to kneel down and beg forgiveness every day for the rest of his life, he's served his time and life goes on.
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