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John Terry Gets Rebekah Brooks The Sack From Murdoch’s Empire?

by | 10th, July 2011

IF Sharon Shoesmith can’t force Rebekah Brooks quit her big job at News International maybe Chelsea footballer John Terry can. This was what the NoTW said about his toxic time as captain of England on January 30, 2010. The editorial was headlined:

JT’s ROLE IS UNTENABLE:

You might care to play around with the words a little. This is The Original text. In the second version we play around with few words:

JOHN TERRY’S role as England captain is untenable. He has become a figure of vilification or ridicule. Or both. A great honour has been brought into grave disrepute…

Forget, for just a moment, this latest sordid episode…

Scandal after scandal…

It beggars belief…

If you think the prestigious role does not bring extra financial reward, you’re naive…

But no one has embraced the opportunity with such tasteless zeal as Terry…

Terry will have been shocked by the judge’s declarations because he has got himself into a position where he believes no one can say no…

Perhaps he is not alone in being a footballer who thinks mass hero-worship and astronomic wages make the normal rules of society non-applicable…

But if Terry has even a sliver of leadership quality off the pitch, he should stand down as captain. If he possesses an ounce of responsibility, he should resign, knowing he has brought dishonour to his office.

The trust of one fellow England player has been shattered. The respect of many others has probably disappeared…

Players can play alongside people they don’t respect. It’s happened a million times. But they can’t be led by them, guided by them. And who knows what other stories are waiting to break about an England captain who is a magnet for negative publicity?

VERSION 2 – new words added in italics for fun:

Rebekah Brooks’ role as News Corps’ England captain is untenable. She has become a figure of vilification or ridicule. Or both. A great honour has been brought into grave disrepute…

Forget, for just a moment, this latest sordid episode…

Scandal after scandal…

It beggars belief…

If you think the prestigious role does not bring extra financial reward, you’re naive…

But no one has embraced the opportunity with such tasteless zeal as Brooks

Brooks will have been shocked by the judge’s declarations because he has got himself into a position where he believes no one can say no…

Perhaps she is not alone in being a fat cat who thinks mass hero-worship and astronomic wages make the normal rules of society non-applicable…

But if Brooks has even a sliver of leadership quality off the pitch, he should stand down as captain. If she possesses an ounce of responsibility, she should resign, knowing she has brought dishonour to his office.

The trust of one fellow journalist has been shattered. The respect of many others has probably disappeared…

Journalists can play alongside people they don’t respect. It’s happened a million times. But they can’t be led by them, guided by them. And who knows what other stories are waiting to break about a News International captain who is a magnet for negative publicity?

Of course, Terry lost the England captaincy – and now he has it back. Innocent Rebekah Brooks just needs a break. Maybe… a baby might be on the way…?



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