Originally Posted by Peter__1987
Yeah I don't think it's just that though by any means, maybe people feel like his good guy persona was a fake when the cocaine scandal came out?
Possibly mate, although I think that would be short sighted of people.
I'm very much anti-drugs, always have been, I have never touched them in my life and think that they are disgusting.
I have no time for drug dealers, pure scum, and I only have limited sympathy for those that take them.
However through my work I have met many many people who have used drugs (and continue to do so unfortunately) and although I don't agree with it I have a different understanding of the types of people who use them and their reasons why.
I have met a lot of very decent people who have felt the need to take drugs, and to assume that Ricky Hatton is somehow a 'fake' because he has taken them is a very simplistic way of looking at things.
I would also add that if somebody doesn't think that a huge amount of sporting 'heroes' have not tried illicit substances then they are very naive.