Should Wiggins be stripped of his knighthood?

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Sasaferrato, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    Leaving aside the ludicrous situation where highly paid sportspeople are honoured, whilst those that really matter to the community are ignored, should Wiggins now be stripped of his knighthood?

    The report is in. Team Sky if not cheating outright, have certainly been found guilty of behaving in an unethical manner. Medical records on a single unbacked up laptop? My arse.

    The mysterious package delivered, but its contents still not identified.

    Wiggins reputation is gone, his knighthood should rapidly follow.
  2. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    Shouldn't we wait until he is actually found guilty of something before hanging him?
  3. 8ball


    I like the tentative approach to the judicial process, though I think hanging him may be a little harsh.
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  4. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Quelle surprise.
  5. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I don't know about Wiggins but if being unethical is now a barrier to getting a gong there won't be many handed out in the future. I'm also intrigued why you haven't mentioned the former tory MP and current Lord who seemingly told a load of porkies to the select committee.
  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Quite. Considering all the corruption and dodgy dealings in the world of the honours system I find it hard to get to worked up about a man riding a bicycle.
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  7. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Where's the fun in that?
  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Could the mods change the title of this thread to "Should Sir Bradley be stripped of his knighthood?" He is after all still a knight of the realm.
  9. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Being unethical is not a crime.
    If it was imagine how many urbanites we'd have to jail for using perfectly legal but unethical tax loopholes.
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  10. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Assume that Froome is squeaky clean?
  11. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    The more dodgy cunts with Knighthoods, the better.
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  12. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

    Strip him of his knighthood, and give it to Ralph Wiggum.
  13. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls

    Look, you're gonna have to narrow that down
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  14. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls

    World's most famous Belgian, Bradley Wiggins:

  15. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Yes, he should be stripped of his knighthood. Along with all the others who've got one. Along with everyone with an obe, CBE, MBE, lordship, baronet, Prince, king, Queen, Duke, earl etc.

    Stupid fucking system.
  16. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Competitive cycling as I understand it is a bicycle-themed taking drugs and not getting caught contest.

    Wiggins et al appear to have taken a bunch of drugs without breaking the rules, which means they're the best because they took the most drugs without getting caught.

    If your team is named after a Murdoch company, any chance of being ethical has gone down the crapper anyway.
  17. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    i don't think he's done anything wrong
  18. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    I long for more innocent times when all a cyclist needed was some wine, a line of coke and a shot of speed.
  19. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I say strip him of his knighthood, British citizenship and anything else the Daily Mail can think of :mad:
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  20. doodlelogic

    doodlelogic arbitrary message here

    Fred Goodwin lost his so I suppose the precedent is there.
  21. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    As Roy Castle wisely put it:

  22. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I say strip him of his Lycra, then confiscate and crush his bike.
    Come to think of it, if we did this to all cyclists... :hmm:
  23. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Small technicality here: it's possible to use a TUE and not be deemed to be breaking the rules, but if your intent when obtaining that TUE was performance-enhancement then you broke the rules. Not that anyone is ever going to admit to an intent that would mean they cheated, of course.
  24. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Souljacker is on the money with regard getting rid of the whole honours system, and for a catalogue of corruption through the decades (centuries?).

    There's a cruel irony to the "taking back control" mantra, whilst more than half the Houses of Parliament lack any kind of democratic accountability.
  25. ChrisD

    ChrisD .

    There’s still a salad named after him in this trendy cyclo cafe in Malaga...was going to try it but I think the “Pantini” might make me go uphill faster.
  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    The OP has only made one post.

  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Squeaky froome
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  28. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    55 doses of triamcinalone purchased by Team Sky, 10 accounted for.
  29. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Grateful for what I have.

    It is early yet.
  30. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

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