Today I had a scan on the strange swelling on my right foot. I thought it had something to do with my knee. I was wrong. It’s apparently worked it’s way up from a tendon. It’s a harmless cyst.
The person who scanned it said there was nothing to worry about and it would probably subside a bit. If, however, it gives me any trouble I should return for further investigation.
It was another dull day (apart from the scan) spent resting my leg. I did manage to get through most of the washing (I threw it downstairs to save too many trips up and down) which is probably the most exciting bit of my day. I would have taken the girls to the park except it didn’t stop drizzling.
Mirinda went off to work this morning. The dogs were sat on her before she headed off. We thought they looked really cute.
The biggest announcement of the day was the removal of Big Sam Allardyce from his position as England Football Team Manager. He was caught by an undercover reporter advocating illegal things and being greedy. Apparently this isn’t the first time he’s been in a questionable position and it’s surprising that the FA employed him however I wonder why this sort of thing goes on.
As far as the police and the courts are concerned, entrapment is a bit of a dodgy area so they tend to avoid it. Entrapment means that someone has been induced to commit a criminal act when they wouldn’t have done it without some persuasion by the person ‘entraping’ them. If you ask me, that’s exactly what happened here…though no criminal act was committed.
The pretend businessmen offered Big Sam a speaking engagement for £400,000 to which he said he would and he then explained to them how to get a bit of extra money through the transfer system in a less than ethical manner. The first option, the job, is just being greedy (his FA contract was for £3m/year) but is clearly entrapment given he’d not have said anything if the pretend businessman had’t said anything. The second option is a bit of a problem because it advocates something that the FA, Sam’s employer, has been trying to stamp out of professional football. Even so, he wouldn’t have said anything if the pretend businessman hadn’t asked.
And since when was it reasonable to have record what someone considered a private conversation only to distribute it to all and sundry? If you ask me, any high profile person should start every conversation by asking if the person is a reporter. If they so ‘no’ then they could be arrested for entrapment by misrepresentation, surely…actually that’s what they tend to do so probably not.
Okay, the FA had to end Big Sam’s contract (after one game and about three months in the job) because of bad judgement on his part but, really, why does the media try and destroy our national team before it even gets started? I know they can’t wait to get their slimy little teeth into it when they fail at competition level but is it fair to set them up for a fall right at the start? I reckon the newspapers should at least give the team a fighting chance of success.
Clearly I have too much time on my hands…