Saturday 3 December 2016

Liam Collins: Time we stopped treating Hickey as Public Enemy Number One

Published 29/08/2016 | 02:30

Pat Hickey. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Pat Hickey. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Can we, for just a moment, put aside our national prejudice and get the events in Rio over the past two weeks in perspective?

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Regardless of whether Pat Hickey is guilty or not, this is about nothing more than tickets for an international sporting event.

He hasn't harmed the hair on one child's head or left a family homeless. He hasn't closed anybody's business down or forced them to emigrate. He hasn't maimed anybody or cheated them out of their inheritance.

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