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"Football Heroes"

On 9 Jul 2018 at 2:15pm Just Saying wrote:
I will quite happily admit I am not a football fan but I cannot understand the ridiculous and overly used description of the players as heroes. No they are not heroes and unless one of them does something to save a life or limb they never will be.
Heroes are mostly found in the ranks of the Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Armed Services and divers rescuing trapped children not bloody football players. End of.
On 9 Jul 2018 at 3:17pm Bob wrote:
OED: "a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."
Arguably winning the World Cup would be an 'outstanding achievement' given the unlikelihood of it pre-tournament, and I assume it would be a feat 'admired' by many, football fans and non-football fans alike. What's the problem?
On 9 Jul 2018 at 4:03pm Times Reader wrote:
Can I suggest that you buy a better class of newspaper.
On 9 Jul 2018 at 5:13pm Marco wrote:
Wilf Zaha is a hero hes saved CPFC on many an occasion!
On 9 Jul 2018 at 5:50pm Englishman wrote:
A hero is that poor diver who lost his life trying to rescue those boys in the cave in Thailand.
On 9 Jul 2018 at 7:38pm @Times Reader wrote:
I'd be very surprised if the members of Murdoch's debatably more 'thoughtful' rag were above referring to England players as heroes. #hyperbole
On 9 Jul 2018 at 9:11pm Just Saying wrote:
Absolutely spot on.
On 10 Jul 2018 at 12:05am Remainer wrote:
Heroes to me are people like our brave prime minister Mrs May who has been doing everything she can to reverse the result of the absurd referendum on EU membership and seems to have succeeded. What hard working families like mine need is access to reasonably priced labour from eastern Europe to help us at home and in my husband's hospitality business. I'm sorry, but if Brexiters aren't willing to work for a decent wage then we'll find someone who will.

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