Here is tabloid journalist Susie O’Brien:
THREE cheers for swimmer Mack Horton for calling Chinese swimmer Sun Yang for a drug cheat.
It’s a disgrace that he’s copping so much abuse from Chinese trolls merely for standing up for what’s right.
Here is broadsheet journalist Chip Le Grand:
The Chinese Swimming Federation and WADA accepted Sun’s explanation that he took Trimetazidine for a genuine medical condition and not to gain an unfair advantage.
Can you imagine how the luvvies would react if an Australian was accused on being a drug cheat while being medicated for a medical condition?
Of course the truth will out:
The fact that Horton has admitted the name-calling was partly a ploy to get under the skin of his long-time rival doesn’t matter.
So nothing to do with cheating at all – just another case of sledging. A very nasty and ugly aspect of Australian sport.