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Would you be loyal to your favourite player even if....

Would you be loyal to your favourite player even if you found out something major about them as in either something from their past (such as they shoplifted when they were younger, or helped beat up someone) or something that affects their everydaily life (such as they had an abortion when they were 13, or were Lesbian and you should have known that years ago but now your worried that if you tell anyone then she will get a group of haters on here). I mean on one side they are the same player or and off court, but on another hand it may be a bit um uncomfortable to support them because it's as if you support the things they do (I'd never support a Neo-Nazi for example).

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Urm...I suppose it would be very case dependant. Most of the time I would be loyal, apart from if it was proved they were a serial murderer or something. And even then I would support them until there was absolutely no doubt it was true.

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Would you be loyal to your favourite player even if you found out something major about them as in either something from their past (such as they shoplifted when they were younger, or helped beat up someone) or something that affects their everydaily life (such as they had an abortion when they were 13, or were Lesbian and you should have known that years ago but now your worried that if you tell anyone then she will get a group of haters on here). I mean on one side they are the same player or and off court, but on another hand it may be a bit um uncomfortable to support them because it's as if you support the things they do (I'd never support a Neo-Nazi for example).

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It very much depends what major thing in their past I found out. If it was an abortion I would be fine with that. I like lesbians, and would have no problem at all if I found out a player I liked a lot was a lesbian. Shoplifting? Well it's a bit naughty and not something I have done but hey nobodies perfect, it's not that big a deal. On the other hand serious violence towards another person is definately not cool and under most circumstances this would definately seriously affect how I felt about a player.

And yes if I found out a favourite player of mine supported a Neo-Nazi party they would definately be finished as a favourite. To be honest I was disappointed that Fabrice Santoro supported Sarkozy in the French elections but supporting a mainstream right wing candidate while not something that delights me I can just about accept it.


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It very much depends what major thing in their past I found out. If it was an abortion I would be fine with that. I like lesbians, and would have no problem at all if I found out a player I liked a lot was a lesbian. Shoplifting? Well it's a bit naughty and not something I have done but hey nobodies perfect, it's not that big a deal. On the other hand serious violence towards another person is definately not cool and under most circumstances this would definately seriously affect how I felt about a player.

And yes if I found out a favourite player of mine supported a Neo-Nazi party they would definately be finished as a favourite. To be honest I was disappointed that Fabrice Santoro supported Sarkozy in the French elections but supporting a mainstream right wing candidate while not something that delights me I can just about accept it.
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In most cases I surely wouldn't judge what they did in the past, unless it's quite extreme (like murder or things like paedophilia, even then I'ld try to understand).

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clear example is Hingis on cocaine! i loved her, love her, and will continue to support her continuosly whether she was guilty or not guilty!
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clear example is Hingis on cocaine! i loved her, love her, and will continue to support her continuosly whether she was guilty or not guilty!
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Yeah, if I found out a favourite player of mine took recreational drugs that would definately not be a big deal for me.

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It very much depends what major thing in their past I found out. If it was an abortion I would be fine with that. I like lesbians, and would have no problem at all if I found out a player I liked a lot was a lesbian. Shoplifting? Well it's a bit naughty and not something I have done but hey nobodies perfect, it's not that big a deal. On the other hand serious violence towards another person is definately not cool and under most circumstances this would definately seriously affect how I felt about a player.

And yes if I found out a favourite player of mine supported a Neo-Nazi party they would definately be finished as a favourite. To be honest I was disappointed that Fabrice Santoro supported Sarkozy in the French elections but supporting a mainstream right wing candidate while not something that delights me I can just about accept it.
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In most cases I surely wouldn't judge what they did in the past, unless it's quite extreme (like murder or things like paedophilia, even then I'ld try to understand).
What I found out could be extreme, depending on how your lifestyle is. To some people its an incredibly big issue, to others its an absolute nothing issue.

I just don't know if I want to go down supporting someone on that path again when I prefer to think of the issue and absolutely nothing when really it can bite you up on the inside.

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id pretty much support them for anything lol... things theyve done when younger i coodnt really care about

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Yeah, if I found out a favourite player of mine took recreational drugs that would definately not be a big deal for me.
I'm still a fan of Martina Hingis, but only because I don't believe she took drugs. If she did I'm not sure what my position would be on her, I could never hate her - but I am very anti drugs (thanks to Ben, RIP mate)

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clear example is Hingis on cocaine! i loved her, love her, and will continue to support her continuosly whether she was guilty or not guilty!
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I unconditionally support my favourite player. I would see their faults - it's not like I would try to ignore that they shoplifted and beat up the shop owner when they were sixteen, but I would just try to forgive them...

Hingis taking cocaine for example, I really couldn't care if she took cocaine or not... Not that I condone drug use but I personally think there's worse things a person can do (Neo-Nazi or murderer?). But if it was an actual performance enhancing drug she took, I'd have to think about that.

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