Friday, December 15, 2006

Those Celebrity Top Trumps

First, legendary football manager/multiculturalist "Big Ron" Atkinson.

Crime: On live national television, referred to black French footballer Marcel Desailly as "what is known in some schools as a fucking lazy thick nigger." His comment on German TV that Italian footballer Francisco Totti "looks like a little twat" paled in comparison.

Humiliation Factor: Career-ending.

Did He Admit It?: Yes

Feeble Excuse: Everyone talks like that in British football, and his teams were always stacked with black players. Didn't do him any good.

Next, a man who needs no introduction.

Crime: Kiddy-Fiddling

Humiliation Factor: High, but amazingly, not career-ending

Did He Admit It?: No.

Feeble Excuse: Kids say the funniest things.

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