So……Jimmy Saville was not the only rogue BBC man. Stuart Hall aged 83 the TV presenter and sports reporter and a big BBC man up in the Manchester area will be sentenced next month for sex abuse. The abuse goes back years and although he was loudly protesting his innocence as recently as February……he pleaded guilty in court today.
But the thought occurs that pleading guilty….eventually… and being 83 years old and with the usual “remorseful, broken man, advanced age” mitigation likely to be presented……that could be enough to keep the Manchester City fan out of jail.
I must be frank…I never really liked him. But should he claim “mercy” in respect of his age when he took little notice of the fact that one of the little girls he abused was just 9 years old?
I wonder about the protocol of mentioning that he is a Manchester City fan. He has always been quite open about it. But I take my cue from websites which would mention….and even on occasions dwell on ….the fact that convicted criminals or merely those charged with offences…have connexions to a political party.
I am sure those websites have no agenda for or against a political party and would seek to make political capital out of it. In the same way, I….a Manchester United fan….have no anti Manchester City agenda.