Monday 26 June 2017

Raised on praise from the potty to the prom, Generation Snowflake melts my head

When Germaine Greer dared to challenge transgender women during her recent visit to Cardiff University, scores of students demanded the lecture be censored Photo: Getty Images
When Germaine Greer dared to challenge transgender women during her recent visit to Cardiff University, scores of students demanded the lecture be censored Photo: Getty Images

John Daly

Football matches can be enlightening places, with more at stake than goals and points. At a provincial decider last weekend, an older man standing near me shook his head in dismay at the diving tactics fast becoming the norm in the sport.

"If they get a hard shoulder nowadays, they'll be roaring for a physio and a psychologist to deal with the trauma of it all. There isn't a man amongst them," he said in despair.

While the playing field remains one of the cornerstones of honest sporting combat, that seasoned observer had correctly noted the virus slowly infecting the beautiful game.

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