Originally Posted by Tinman
Come on Vickers, do you want guys like Rogers in your sport? Y/N.
I don't care, unless there is EVIDENCE of doping. Then boot the bast*rd.
And then, do you want them in your team Sky, screwing your/its reputation? Y/N
It's not my
team Sky. And the insinuation in childish. It's about half a step up from sticking your tongue out and blowing a raspberry.
I've said time out of number,
- I'm not British, I'm Irish. I have no Pro-Brit agenda; it's a silly accusation.
- I have no skin in that (Sky's) game in particular, and
- I couldn't care less what happens to them as a team
With one exception. I care about doping. and I care about evidence. I don't like whitewashes. and I don't like witchhunts.
Sky's reputation is of no concern to me; it's their problem.
My reputation is perfectly fine. I look for evidence, not snide remarks and not rumours.
Should also be simple to resolve for Rogers, ie. to either sign and declare himself clean, or explain himself otherwise and find another team or retire.
Well, Sky announced last night that all remaining staff and riders had signed it - so presumably you're going to find out soon enough whether he signed, or left.
I'm also perfectly happy, given the 'unfortunate associations', for the relevant authorities to target him pretty relentlessly. I think that's the fair conclusion to what we currently have by way of evidence.
But no need for you to defend the man, he can do that quite simply himself in public. As a high profile rider and quite chatty to the media should be no problem.
I don't defend the man. Couldn't give a toss about the man. I defend the fairness of the process. You seem to think the process exists to vindicate your suspicions.
It's really not true.
It exists to find and deter cheats, and to ensure fairness. Anything that improves that I support.
The high school ***** club in here; not really improving much.