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Professional sport should be banned

Published 21/01/2016

Now it's the turn of tennis, and I can't say I'm surprised. The money's too tempting, the egos too inflated.

If I were king for a day I would ban all professional sport.

It's the source of massive corruption.

Millions of dollars are spent on shortlived vanity projects by governments looking to boost misplaced national pride or the personal status of certain foul dictators or regimes.

With their narcissistic behaviour and obscene spending habits, sports superstars are the worst role models for young people and impressionable adults.

"Professional sport"? The phrase itself is a contradiction in terms.

PATRICK COSGROVE

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