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Letter: Heroes set a great example
3:46pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Opinion
Britain has found a set of wonderful new sporting role models in our outstanding Olympic athletes.
What a contrast there is between our overpaid, under-achieving footballers and true world-beaters such as Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Lancashire’s own Steven Burke.
Moreover, let’s hope that the good example of our glorious Olympians can displace some of the celebrity culture that is having such a pernicious effect on young people in this country.
Just look at what can be achieved with hard work, team spirit and humility.
I feel that the national media must play a part too – by dropping their obsession with these ‘celebrity’ nobodies who have no particular talent or charisma.
Ken Marsden, Blackburn.
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