@Ten Bobsworth wrote:Had another chat with my son yesterday. He was brought up as the only Bolton supporter in his school but he's had his own business since soon after he left school.
Times though are hard. One of his main suppliers went to the wall last month and most of his other suppliers are really struggling because they cannot get the materials they need through the pandemic. Its looking like his business will have to close too.
Hopefully your lads business will manage to get through this.
My daughter was furloughed and went through a companywide redundancy process but she was one of the lucky ones to keep her job - for now at least.
Times are clearly hard and I hope we can all get through it as unscathed as we can but everyday I still read about folk who just continually flout the 'rules' and help perpetuate Covid to spread and get worse for the people who end up sick through catching it, the NHS who is again becoming swamped with cases, those who have had their other medical issues postponed indefinitely because of the growing number of beds taken up by Covid patients and the economy itself.
Still no doubt they think as long as they do what they please who gives a fig about anybody else!
England v Barbarians: Thirteen Barbarians players charged by RFU after coronavirus protocol breached
The players left their hotel bubble - contrary to team protocols - to have dinner, and a number of players also went to a central London pub.
BBC Sport understands former England captain Chris Robshaw, who was among the players who apologised for the breach, is one of the players charged.
I highlight this in particular.
Now I'm not a big rugby fan but plenty are and no doubt can easily recognise the faces of star players like an England captain. These days everyone has a phone with a camera and everyone is on social media so isn't it obvious to Robshaw and the other players that going out in public that there is more than a fair chance that someone or other will take a snap of them and tweet it/post it on Facebook, etc and sooner or later it will get to the knowledge of those at the RFU?
Of course it will!
Yet he and his mates still went outside their bubble wilfully and deliberately.
It's not as though they would not have known there were consequences - Archer was fined and dropped for breaching the cricket 'bubble', Fodden and Greenwood again fined and dropped for breaching the football one.
You just despair (well I do) at the continued selfishness and self entitlement belief of some/many people to do what the like and don't give a fuck about everyone else.
We get what we deserve I suppose.
As I say hope your son (and everyone else) manages to come through this despite of everything and everyone who put themselves before everyone else.