Should Wiggins be stripped of his knighthood?

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

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Wiggins is just getting it in the neck cos he's a working class sir and an easy target. You can guarantee that all the top riders and teams exploit the same grey areas in the rules.

    He hasn't broken the rules. Get angry at the rulemakers not Wiggo.
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  2. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    Trying to stop top flight sports people from cheating is impossible, they all seem to be at it - and now it's become like tax avoidance, everyone's trying to screw the system without obviously screwing the system, whatever they think they can get away with without overtly breaking any rules, they'll do. You can't stop it cos they'll always be the next trick, the next not-quite-illegal way of trying to get a competitive advantage.

    There is only one realistic solution to all of this: Immediately disqualify the first 3 winning places in every sport. The person in 4th place wins, 5th place comes second, etc. That way there'll be disincentive to being the absolute best, people will strive for being only nearly the best, and taking dodgy substances will become pointless cos no one wants the top spot. :thumbs:
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  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    No i shouldn't.
  4. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    Wiggins was the chosen one! It was said that he would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force... not leave it in darkness!
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  5. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Shouldn't have been knighted in the first place, irrespective of doping. Having picked up an individual gold in Beijing, he went on the piss and was still blootered when racing with Cav a day or two later. Cav, the greatest British cyclist of all time, was the only British cyclist to return from those games without a medal. Unforgiveable.
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  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    If he's done wrong, yes. Along with all the other knights.
  7. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Sir Launcelot shagged the king's wife and didn't lose his knighthood
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  8. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    Trouble is cycling is such a tainted sport even if you are clean people are going to suspect you aren't when you do well. That's the fault of past officials, riders, owners etc for never really dealing with doping. Way back in the 90s and before then, Armstrong was only the pinnacle of it, best at riding and best at doping/covering tracks.

    Now you have self confessed dopers - eg- Bjarne Riis - running teams and having results reinstated even though they admit to it.

    The only way to clear it out and change the culture is to ban dopers from having anything to do with the sport for life. But that will never happen the will in the sport isn't there.

    Cycling as a sport is endemically corrupt at a pro level.

    Brailsford and Co were never well liked by the cycling fraternity anyway and their hubris of being "clean" and holier than thou about it is now being rubbed in their faces. Knighthoods etc are all bollocks anyhow, who gives a shit about that, I'd rather have a pay rise thanks.

    All the Sky stuff looks well dodgy though, not surprised they are being taken to task for it.
  9. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Could just cut off the serpent's head by dropping the 'pro' bit.
  10. Pickman's model

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

  11. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Meh, perhaps.

    If anyone should be getting grief it's Dave Brailsford, he must've overseen and organised / enabled it all.

    Anyway what about Froome? He's got TERRIBLE asthma :hmm: and he's not even British ffs and he's a twat :mad:
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  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Pal of mine who's well into the cycling had this to say

    "During the Tour de France year he won he was such a cunt

    Basically a team will rally around the lead cyclist and with tactics make him expend the least energy and protect him from the peloton
    In return the prize money is split between the team
    Wiggins refused to pay froome and it took the head of sky to intervene"
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    It's only time before that mutant gets caught.
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  14. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    Froome has been stirring this for a little while whenever he got the chance, always casting doubt on King wiggys need for medical intervention. Pot kettle black interface- Emperor wiggles used more TUE's than Froome if you look at he hacked records for a couple of years ago. as if I care
  15. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    A canny trick by Wiggo pulling the Jesus-look, make no mistake
  16. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    He’s not the most convincing Jesus I’ve seen.
  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    I really don't think you can take a gong off Brenda and still claim to be working class tbh.
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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Let him keep it. Honours will help us identify the enemy CTR.
  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  20. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    He's a Knight send him pedalling off on some tedious quest
  21. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Sorry. :eek: It was though. :(
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  22. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Well, Camelot was a myth, of course, however, back in the day shagging the King's wife tended to lead to a short sentence. Sorry shortening sentence, in that you became a head shorter. :D
  23. Sasaferrato

    Sasaferrato Thank fuck it's not over.

    Funnily enough, that doesn't surprise.

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