Nick Butler: Controversy Is Not Always Bad For Sport
The past weekend was a quite magnificent sporting feast, the best I can recall for quite some time, packed full of shocks, dramas, controversies, outstanding performances, woeful blunders, unforeseen comebacks and heartbreaking near-misses.
I was in Manchester attending the latest stop on the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix circuit. But for a few minutes yesterday, all focus on the sport in front of us was lost as we gathered around a media colleague’s laptop to watch the closing stages of the Scotland against Australia quarter-final at the Rugby World Cup.
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