And again, two entirely unrelated incidents conflated to try to present some overarching conspiracy or policy. Quite ridiculous.When Bling next goes to the Netherlands let their teenagers do the same to him.
I'm with Mathieu on this one.
Look what Australia does to visiting jet-lagged sports stars:
I have no intention to defend the girls, but there is no merit in making such an unfounded accusation against them either. Kids record things because they think it is funny. The idea that you know that they did so specifically so that they could denounce him to the police is quite ridiculous.This world is going crazy. The fact these girls are filming there attempts to make someone go crazy and cross the line so they can call the police is proof that being an absolute terrible person is getting rewarded.
1 knocking, 1 filming: 2 can be a group.Again I pick up on details others doesn't; a 13 year old girl knocking and running on her own? No friends to accompany her on her prank? That's not how teenage girls operate normally. Teenage girls are always in groups.
Is someone operating her from her phone or is something not right with her intellect?
Who's filming if the other sister in in his room? Are three girls involved? I'm now so confused.
to be fair "happy slapping" was a thing like 20 years ago. Kids have been doing stupid *** and filming it literally since video cameras were available.They are 3 sisters. The older one was in the room, the other two in the prank.
This is generation TikTok, they film everything just to get a reaction on social media. Wouldn't be surprised they were filming, even without knowing who was in that room, just to upload the prank on social media to get reactions.
You have to be kidding????!!?i've been wondering if he could actually countersue or sue the hotel. Looks to me he might have a case if he wanted to sue either the parents or the hotel for damages.
I may be in the minority here but MvdP handled this situation about as badly as anyone could have. The only question in my mind is how long he should be suspended by the UCI, and/or Alpecin and the Dutch fédération. Those trying to somehow shift blame for his own bad judgment to Australian police, bad parenting, nationalism, Novak Djokavic, social media, his girlfriend, his coaches, the hotel staff, and God knows what all are missing the point. There were about a dozen offramps for him in this scenario and he didn't take any of them.
Best thing for him to do at this point is to apologize profusely and often, to the family, his Dutch teammates, Alpecin and cycling in general, take a suspension and move on.
the video where you can't see *** all?People get cancelled for less. Here's even a conviction.
As I said I'm not a fan of cancel culture. But yes I ain't gonna pretend this isn't serious.
I still hope that video isn't real.
Assault is not a civil matter, it's criminal. The UCI have a code of Ethics that all licence holders fall under, it would absolutely be within their right to do something if they saw fit.Why should UCI punish him? The team, ok, they are free to do whatever they choose to preserve their image, but this is a matter for civil courts as it was done outside of a cycling race. If the court decides to fine up, to lock him up or whatever the law says, that's admissible, but UCI shouldn't do anything above their competences, as civil courts ruling are not acceptable in most cases above TAS rulings either.
I have no intention to defend the girls, but there is no merit in making such an unfounded accusation against them either. Kids record things because they think it is funny. The idea that you know that they did so specifically so that they could denounce him to the police is quite ridiculous.