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Kevin Doyle: Two days ago I was a Neknominate legend – today I feel like a fool

Published 03/02/2014 | 02:30

Kevin Doyle takes part in a drinking game in the French Alps
Kevin Doyle takes part in a drinking game in the French Alps

FIVE days ago I'd never heard of "Neknominate". Four days ago I got the nod. Three days ago I did it at the top of the French Alps. Two days ago I was "a legend". Today I feel like a fool.

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I have a terrible feeling of guilt that I took part in something that has now been linked to the deaths of two young men. Not just that, I encouraged others to take part.

It's not the usual feeling of regret that one might get after a night of too much indulgence in alcohol; it's more profound.

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