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Vincent Hogan: Flintoff did not shed any real light on dark world

Published 14/01/2012 | 05:00

Freddie Flintoff seems a likeable sort, but I can't say if he's depressive or just someone who finds public expectation a private tyranny.

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After watching the BBC's 'Hidden Side of Sport' on Wednesday night, you get the feeling he's not quite sure himself. Freddie, essentially, stepped into a confessional for this documentary, inviting a collection of other former sports stars to join him on the journey.

The result was a compelling 50-minute scrapbook of personal stories of distress, utterly compelling in candour, if a little less so in direction.

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