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Sport a loser in penalty 'wins'

One aspect of the cheating culture in football which annoys me is when TV reporters refer to a player 'winning' a penalty, or a free kick. These offences are committed by the offender - not won by the victim.

There was a report recently about the increase in the number of schoolchildren cheating at school sports; is it any wonder when they are continually reminded that so-and-so has 'won' a decisive penalty, or free kick?

MAURICE MAWHINNEY

Cloughey, Co Down

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