The boys who play sports are victims of the machine
Apparently guys in their 20’s don’t go out at night, and drink too much, and conduct themselves poorly, anymore judging by the recent media beat-up of an incident.
Once sport was carried out for the enjoyment of competition and the personal satisfaction of the athlete. Then televised sport turned the whole concept around. Sport is now primarily a big business that provides sporting competitions as its product, not a personal pursuit.
Sporting people who transgress the interests of the business are subjected to media derision as it is the media who are the primary consumer of the sporting products
The sportspeople end up being tarred with somebody else’s brush – the media brush.