Norris . . . a Green'Un comment

PUBLISHED: 13:14 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:55 04 March 2010

NO DOUBT many people will remember how they felt when they heard about the crash on the M6 involving 'a Championship footballer' and a family from the north-west.

NO DOUBT many people will remember how they felt when they heard about the crash on the M6 involving 'a Championship footballer' and a family from the north-west.

When more details emerged - the player was a goalkeeper with Plymouth Argle - and was over the legal drink limit. And two young boys had been killed, hearts sank.

Too close to home for parents of young children, no sentence for McCormick could ever have been satisfactory enough.

Those dear little children, their whole lives ahead of them, destroyed by madness, irresponsibility and down-right arrogance.

So while Ipswich Town's David Norris tries to somehow justify his shallow actions with his cross-armed gesture in front of thousands of people at Blackpool on Saturday, a huge majority are not interested in his opinions.

The Public mood is not one of support or even a remote bit of understanding for Norris.

No-one wants Norris jailed, no-one wants Norris hung by the neck outside the Buttermarket, in fact no-one wants much from Norris really . . . apart from an apology . . . and not via the Ipswich Town press office.

Few are interested whether Norris thinks it was a gesture or not, most have interpreted that it meant something.

A press conference in front of the national TV and media, should have been called Monday morning 9am at Portman Road. Norris should have faced the press; his remorse could have been there for all to see.

The least he can do now is make a personal visit to visit Phil and Amanda Peak - face to face - not behind a press release, or accompanied by an entourage from the Football Club to make sure he says the right things - and apologise to them.

Too many people in today's world seem to think it's just “OK” to say what you want (eg: Brand and Ross), gesticulate how you fancy (Norris and Cahill)

Not when the boot is on the other foot it wouldn't be.

How would Ross have reacted if it had been his daughter messages were being left on an answer phone about?

How would Norris have reacted to someone gesturing round a football pitch in support of a mate, if that 'mate' had been the drunk driver who killed little children he knew and loved?

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