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Shut up Pat

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craig1985 said:
McQuaid criticises Spanish government | Cyclingnews.com

How about you stop taking bribes/protection money?

It felt a bit like FIFA putting the blame for ongoing and match-long malicious tackles from behind that, spoiling the pretty pretty game, at the doorstep of the Uruguay government, clearly failing in their duty to make tackling from behind a criminal offence.

Instead of on the governing body's own doorstep for doing pretty much the only job it exists for. Miserably failing (for decades) to come up with a set of rules that "tackles" the problem head-on, and policing it effectively, creating a policy that actually does have an impact, and get referees to really clamp down the offence in the first place.

Given that they -well- are the only real governing body that is truly relevant, define the playing field, and contract and instruct the arbiters that enforce the rulebook, it is one of the more potty charges that I heard any kettle level.
 
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Francois the Postman said:
It felt a bit like FIFA putting the blame for ongoing and match-long malicious tackles from behind that, spoiling the pretty pretty game, at the doorstep of the Uruguay government, clearly failing in their duty to make tackling from behind a criminal offence.

Instead of on the governing body's own doorstep for doing pretty much the only job it exists for. Miserably failing (for decades) to come up with a set of rules that "tackles" the problem head-on, and policing it effectively, creating a policy that actually does have an impact, and get referees to really clamp down the offence in the first place.

Given that they -well- are the only real governing body that is truly relevant, define the playing field, and contract and instruct the arbiters that enforce the rulebook, it is one of the more potty charges that I heard any kettle level.
Nicely made point!
 
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great comment Francois.

Spanish government are not going to do anything about their sporting success unless they are forced to in that the public demand it and that will not happen. The only good news in Spain is it's sporting success and for the government to threaten that will risk serious unrest from the public due to the country's financial mess...:(
 
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I thought the Spanish Government had passed laws for sporting fraud, much more proactive than the UCI. Remember the UCI dont do "Life Time Bans" as it would restrict riders from making a living (a bit like a criminal conviction). Thats is what Verbruggen said when it was discovered Alex Zulle (remember him) had doped.
 
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Irish2009 said:
I thought the Spanish Government had passed laws for sporting fraud, much more proactive than the UCI. Remember the UCI dont do "Life Time Bans" as it would restrict riders from making a living (a bit like a criminal conviction). Thats is what Verbruggen said when it was discovered Alex Zulle (remember him) had doped.


maybe Zulle would have taken it to a Swiss court and that would scare the be-jaysuz out of the UCI :D