LARRIKINS IN SPORT….
Is it really hard to feel sorry for players now days when every person on the planet is a one man ESPN reporter?
Yes, all athletes need time to let their hair down but surely by now they have realised you can’t do this in the public eye and also near your so-called friends eyes. I say so called friends because while they deem it being funny filming you at your silliest this could then be seen by the entire word and become a very expensive exercise.
Most sporting organisations in the world have a Dustin Martin. Without people like Dustin Martin the entire process of playing sport would be pretty mundane. These guys really do make the club but it’s such a fine line between being a positive larrikin and downright nuisance, that can ruin both the club and their own career.
The best thing that Dustin Martin could do is go have a coffee with someone like Luke Hodge who has tread the fine line on occasions and yet turned himself into one of the most respected leaders in the AFL.
Hearing from someone who gets what’s it takes to be successful would hopefully be what the doctor ordered to change his ways.
Is there anything worse in sport than wasting talent?
Dustin Martin needs to ask himself – Do I want to fulfill my and my clubs potential or am I just going to be another wasted talent?
The impact Dustin Martin can have as a player is enormous with his physical presence, that very few possess- if he gets all parts of his game right then the Tigers can finally break their September jinx.
Wishing you all the best in sports and business