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Re: Article about Kearnan Myall
Posted by: Lwasp
Date: 20/08/2019 15:30
Actually I do but thanks for making an assumption based on nothing but your own self righteousness.

Did you, perchance, mean you can't empathise rather than sympathise? if you meant the latter then it is surely not self righteous to wonder why having a well paid job should make someone less worthy of sympathy for suffering in this way?

Often (not always I grant you) the higher the pay the higher the pressure, it can be a compounding effect not a liberating one. And whilst we sit outside looking in thinking pro rugby players have dream jobs we must remember it can be a job like any other. When you are in the depths of Winter, flogging yourself on the training field, picking yourself up out of the mud for the 30th time that day after being tackled by the team battering ram, and then you find out for the 12th week in a row you are not being picked to play at the weekend I bet it seems less like a dream job. Or, like Myall, you do get picked most weeks and that means performing on the big stage, taking hit after hit from blokes not pulling back like a training session and be expected to get back up and do it all again, knowing your every move is being scrutinised on television and social media. And then you lose........

I've never played pro rugby and thankfully have never been in a place that left me feeling there was only one way out, I can't empathise, but I can certainly sympathise. And I can admire Kearnan's bravery in going public with this.

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