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Nick Easter’s Rumsfeldian Non-Denial Denial Did Not Cost Him £35,000

by | 9th, December 2011

WAS it Nick Easter who reacted to hideous England’s quarter-final defeat by France at the rugby World Cup by saying “That’s £35,000 down the toilet“?

That question was put to Nick Easter. His response is Rumsfeldian:

“I don’t specifically remember saying it but it’s possible I did – especially if a number of players have said so. It is the kind of facetious thing I say and people who know me know this. The remark, assuming I said it, has been taken out of context by the player, and subsequently, by the response to it. I hope my explanation clears this issue up once and for all and we can all move on”.

That’s a flawless example of the non-denial denial with bonus sympathetic back story and failings of others. The only shock is that Easter never hired a publicist to clear things up on his behalf. Mind you, professional bullshitters cost – and it;s nto like Easter’s got £35k to chuck about…



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