Mongol_Waaijer said:Are you for real? A professional athlete with bodyguards and police protection challenged a 15yr old heckler to a confrontation and you think the heckler is the coward/bully? Especially when calling lance a cheat is calling a spade a spade?
Maybe Lance could have had Eckimov spit on him?
Perhaps he could donate a truancy detection device to the kids school and have him put in detention?
Maybe the kid has a girlfriend Lance can f**k?
He could have called him a cancer lover in front of all his friends....
Well it was the heckler who challenged Lance, really - he started it all.
And yes I think the heckler was a coward and he did a stupid thing by purposefully annoying everyone else who was there. I'm not saying what he did was terribly bad (as many people, including me, have pointed out that pro athletes are used to that, it's part of the job), I just think it was pretty stupid and immature (hence my suspicion of him being around the age of 15).
As for Lance's reaction, you could see it as over the top and immature as well, I understand that point of view, but still I think it's easier to stand anonymously in a crowd and heckle someone than standing in front of that crowd