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Even great people make mistakes

February 15, 2010

By Winny Lau, STFA Tam Pak Yu College

A scandal has been revealed surrounding John Terry, the former captain of the England national football team.

The news has become a hot topic. Terry is one of my favourite footballers and I feel sorry for him, in spite of his chaotic private life.

From the public’s perspective, his behaviour is seen as immoral, as he had a relationship with his teammate’s former partner, yet he is a husband and father of two.

As the captain of two football teams, he is a role model for many young people. He is responsible for portraying a positive and healthy image.

What he has done will leave permanent scars on his family and  undermine the support of his team and fans.

I hope he will learn from this failure and be a more responsible and tougher man in the future. His all-round football skills, great leadership skills and contribution to the team are remarkable.  I believe he will soon gain his captain’s armband back.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 2:27 pm

    Thank you for your letter, Winny. Terry certainly has made some very bad choices in his life and now he is paying for them. We can learn from this: No matter how great people are, they make mistakes.

    People think that those among us who are successful never do anything wrong. And that assumption is wrong. He will pay the price for what he has done. Whether or not he will ever wear the captain’s armband again remains to be seen.

    Susan, Editor

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