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Assignment 3: Athletes aren’t role models-Really?
Many famous athletes aren’t exactly angels. Take a look at Tiger Woods and John Terry (Chelsea footballer). Both are extremely successful players of their respective sports. Unfortunately, they are also prone to giving up to their hormones and desires. Tiger Woods allegedly had sex with at least 10 different women during his marriage. John Terry had an affair with his best friend, Wayne Bridge’s wife. Both players are now divorced.
With all these scandals about athletes going on, it is not surprising that people are calling athletes bad examples to the younger generations. However, I think that we have once again overlooked the good things that these people have done.
I feel that Ms Raina Kelley, the writer of the article “They’re Not Role Models” in Newsweek, is generalizing the behaviour of all athletes worldwide. All the athletes named in this article have one thing in common: They all ply their trade in the United States. Who is she to assume that everyone is undisciplined and unruly? There are many athletes globally that do a…