Der_Gestreifte said:I'm confident they would insist that in nw way they believed the team would be doping and that they are terribly disapointed since they really believed blahblahblah...
Withdrawing from a surprisingly dirty team is good publicity, sponsoring a supposedly clean team ist good publicity - you cannot lose if you spin it the right way.
chrisb said:Murdoch is the man behind Team Sky, Murdoch owned the Sunday World who wire tapped the parents of the 2 young girls that where murdered by Ian Huntley.
So in the days after their daughters where murdered, Murdochs paper tapped their phones. Think about that moral values of that for a second
Funding and backing a doping programme is like water off a ducks back compared to phone tapping them parents. In fact, it pales in significance to it.
Murdoch has no conscience. But he does have a bottomless pit of money that could shut ANYBODY UP
Fully aware that Murdoch is a c*nt of the highest order and everything his empire have done (in football I'm a Liverpool fan, we've boycotted the Sun since 1989)
If sky get caught doping it won't be because of any moral reasons, it'll be cold hard cash
The vast majority of people in Britain believe the British riders are clean, that's why it's being sold that way (rightly or wrongly).
It'll be extremely bad PR for Sky to still be sponsoring a team whose main rider gets caught doping.
Whether Brailsford could get another sponsor with similar resource though would be interesting