The Canberra Times carried the start of media hysteria over George Gregan answering a question truthfully and saying he does take caffeine pills before games.
All day I’ve been watching bed-wetters whimpering how dreadful this truthfullness is for the effect it might have on children.
Nevermind that the kids can buy strong stimulant drinks at most shops and there’s an advertising industry devoted to enticing them to do so.
Nevermind that working out with heavy weights (as inspired by their heroes) will do more lasting damage to children than any caffeine tablet.
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Oh No! Telling the truth when asked a question is setting a dreadfull example! How Dare He!
The correct thing to do, for these people; is what they do. Lie to the kids and then lie more if they’re caught out.
Professional athletes will do everything they can to get every tiny part of a percentage advantage.
Don’t like it? Don’t watch pro-sport. Better yet they should have been bleating back when caffeine came off the banned list.