Clubs are judged when players are accused of a crime but it is also true that football fails in its duty of care to young men
Another day, another note of horror. Another reminder that football has unconquered issues with how it cares for and guides its young men. And for Manchester United, another note of disaster when it comes to employee management, public relations and general preparedness for the vicissitudes of modern life.
Not least when those vicissitudes have been flagged up since early June, when the first public complaint of domestic abuse was made against Antony, marquee signing of the club’s latest new era.
Written by Barney Ronay
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/sep/05/antony-case-shows-manchester-united-have-not-learned-any-lessons under the title “Antony case shows Manchester United have not learned any lessons | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.