JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: ↑2 months ago
The Konopka thing is fucked up. The club is done.
On Antony, I'm still of the view that unless charges are brought, he shouldn't be suspended. And that's in no way a defence of him or to diminish the seriousness of domestic violence. The photos I've seen apparently show an injury, they're not demonstrably evidence that he caused it. I'm not in any way saying this is the case here, but malicious allegations are made all the time, especially against high profile people. The presumption of innocence is a key facet of any legal system or basis for social order. Without it, and an allegation alone becomes enough to condemn/suspend someone, it'll be a very, very slippery slope that will cause untold damage.
Yeah but you're not assuming guilt, you're just following the guidelines that any normal company would. The reason companies suspend or sack their employees is not because they assume guilt, but because they know the legal process can be drawn out and the entire thing drags their image through the mud regardless of whether the person was guilty or not.
I get that it seems harsh if/when the accused is acquitted but come on, 3 separate cases now. The other option is doing nothing and then it ends up like the Greenwood mess.
Best case scenario is do nothing and Antony is proven not guilty on all counts whilst in the intervening time he plays, him, the club, the team, the brand are under a cloud. Is that best case scenario worth it when you can suspend him and make it his problem to sort out? City suspended Mendy without pay ffs and the same scenario transpired. That's all on Mendy and not the club. If we are to maintain or regain any shred of decency, we need to do the same.