Grand job Top Poster.TopPoster wrote:Cost of alcohol related illness to NHS per year: £3.5Billion
Cost of alcohol related issues to the UK economy per year: £21Billion
Average deaths per year related to alcohol in Uk: 8000
Victims of crime related to alcohol in UK: 1 in every 100
Sexual crimes related to alcohol in UK per year: 18%
Diageo 2018 Operating Profiteering from the above misery: £3.7 Billion
One IRFU who colluded in previous players sex scandals
One IRFU who had opportunity to educate and lead rather than condone by inaction
One young player/employee of IRFU
One trial in world leading Judicial System
One Jury of 12 impartial and randomly selected peers
One unanimous Acquittal
One solitary private encrypted inappropriate message
One job loss
One hounding out of home
One exiled from family and friends and nation
One continuing trial by cesspit of social media keyboard warriors unable to accept lawful trial decision
One young player trying to move on with life
And Diageo trying to talk Values and take moral high ground!!!!!!!!
Email containing those figures and my own thoughts on their hypocrisy has been sent to:
Not sure if this is the most effective email address to send to, but it can't do any harm if others wish to follow suit.
It strikes me that what Paddy et al did, is not dissimilar to what many young people do week in, week out, often under the influence of products distributed and sold by the likes of Diageo. The only difference here was the consequential unfounded allegation with its disastrous repercussions, followed by the opportunism of a company like Diageo attempting to take some moral high ground.
An old codger like me may not condone what Paddy did, but nor will I condemn him when he has been shown in a court of law to have done nothing illegal. It is (sadly, imo) the way of the world nowadays.
Of course drunken excesses have always existed (and I am no stranger to them), but they do seem to have become a more excepted norm these days.