I note with disgust that Lance Armstrong still regards himself as more sinned against than sinning, and is whining about being a scapegoat for a corrupt sport.
Lance Armstrong is a first-class, dyed-in-the-wool liar. He:
- Denied adamantly for years that he was cheating;
- Accepted trophies and prizes and sponsorships that required him to certify, attest and maintain that he wasn't cheating, so he was lying all along;
- Sued (and won damages from) others who alleged he was cheating.
Now that he's been unmasked for what he is, this entitles him to sympathy . . . how?
He should be banned, not only from the sporting world (and any and all sports, at that, not just cycling), but from polite society as a whole. Shunning is an ancient practice, but I'm a traditionalist. I'd like to see it revived, just for his benefit!