Should ATG Benny Lynch really be honored with a Statue in Scotland?

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  1. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Money has been raised to erect a Statue of Flyweight great Benny Lynch in Gorbals, Scotland but even though Lynch is probably the greatest Scottish boxer of all time he also had convictions for Domestic violence and Child abuse (one incident he hit his 11 year old sister in law and also threatened to kill his 18 month old son and in another disturbing incident he touched two very young girls (7 & 10) in a Cinema).
    During his career he was also convicted of drink driving after crashing into a telegraph pole and a pram injury a 12 week old baby and driving away from the incident.
    While unquestionably a boxing great, surely in the #metoo era we live in he is a bad choice for a statue, maybe the money raised would be better off going to boxing programs in the Gorbals instead.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

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    Surprised he wasn't knighted by the pedo's at Buckingham Palace with that history
     
  3. Boon

    Boon Active Member Full Member

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    I have read that whole article and a few others, this guy is a piece of **** and he deserves absolutely nothing.

    This has nothing to do with MeToo, SJW's or beta males, the guy is a 1st class ****head.
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Nah, **** him. If they build it some right-minded blokes will just smash it up or elsewise vandalize it anyway.
     
  5. TheWorstEver(TWE)

    TheWorstEver(TWE) New Member Full Member

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    Well here in the U.K the establishment seems to celebrate this kind of behaviour so I'm not suprised.
     
  6. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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    but there are a lot of scumbags in popular culture that seem to have a blind eye turned to their crimes. Woody Allen, Rob Lowe, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mike Tyson is seen as a comedy character these days even though he's a convicted rapist, Mayweather, sales of R Kelly's music rise every time there is a new documentary on his creepy lifestyle
     
  7. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Cornwalls Finest Full Member

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    I will raise a glass to his memory.........
     
  8. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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    a glass of what?
     

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