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The Mighty Are Fallen

A couple of celebrity superheroes have been brought crashing down over the past couple of weeks. It looks very much like Jimmy Savile, popular hero for generations of children, may have been a predatory paedophile and that Lance Armstrong, inspirational cycling hero, may have been fueling his success by abusing drugs. Feet of clay!

If we didn’t put people on such pedastals, perhaps these cases might have been dealt with much earlier. In Savile’s case, it is remarkable how many allegations are being made and all the more so because his reputation seemed so untarnished during his lifetime. A sinless hero is a rare and precious thing indeed.

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