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Old Nov 17th 2011, 5:22 pm
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog...kas-merseyside

A wonderful story. Any chance of similar benevolence now do you think...
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A wonderful story. Any chance of similar benevolence now do you think...
About as much chance as Carlos Tevez becoming Man City's first-choice defender anytime soon!
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Well, maybe I was hasty, this is a nice story from the modern day:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...-scouting-role
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Well, maybe I was hasty, this is a nice story from the modern day:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...-scouting-role
I realise I'm being cynical here, but was he the most qualified for the job or was he given it as sympathy for his condition. I read the story as being the latter.

Positive discrimination is still discrimination!
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I realise I'm being cynical here, but was he the most qualified for the job or was he given it as sympathy for his condition. I read the story as being the latter.

Positive discrimination is still discrimination!
Yes, you're being cynical. There's a difference between charity and rewarding somebody for loyal service. Bear in mind that he was working for the club when he had the stroke and there's no reason to think he wouldn't still be now, had he not suffered a stroke.

Hopefully, most companies (at least those run by people with a sense of morality and fairness) would find a position for a loyal employee who, through illness, couldn't continue in their current role.
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