Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 26 October 2014

Beautiful game an ugly travesty

THE tributes paid to Tom Finney before football matches last Saturday were thoroughly deserved. I had the pleasure of watching this great footballer and gentleman on several occasions.

I then watched the game between Manchester City and Chelsea, which totally devalued all that had gone before. The petty and dangerous fouls never abated.

I am sick of seeing the attackers at corner kicks either being hugged, or wrestled to the ground by defenders who more often than not go unpunished.

In professional football, the Corinthian spirit is stone dead.

MIKE WELLS

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