Tuesday 6 December 2016

Letter of the week: Our modest heroes

Published 10/05/2015 | 02:30

"When following the huge build-up to last week's Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight, I was amazed at the scale of the arrogance of Floyd Money Mayweather"

Sir - When following the huge build-up to last week's Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight, I was amazed at the scale of the arrogance of Floyd Money Mayweather.

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He called himself TBE (standing for 'the best ever'). He posted photographs of himself with his collection of luxury cars or surrounded by $100 bills.

It struck me that no Irish sports person has ever displayed such arrogance. Even if a hurler or footballer scores three goals in an All-Ireland final and is the difference between winning and losing, he will never say things like "I'm the best full forward ever" or "I'm unplayable when I'm on my game."

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