Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
25 Oct 2014
6:00 am

Choose your sport heroes

Wesley Botton

Now that Oscar Pistorius has been condemned by the same people who placed him on a pedestal, we as society need to consider who we’re choosing as role models for ourselves and our impressionable youth.

Wesley Botton.

Nobody could have predicted the tragic events that ended Reeva Steenkamp’s life and Pistorius’ career, but the signs were all there that the double amputee was a human time bomb waiting to go off.

The world of sport is packed with potential role models and high-profile athletes we can lean on to set examples for the rest of us.

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