D’Arcy, Monk shot down over photo scandal

WHOA, whoa, whoa! Everybody, just hold your fire for a second.What an overreaction that was last week to a photo that surfaced of swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk posing with guns.Now, admittedly it wasn’t the best look for two young men who have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons in the past, but they had done nothing wrong and this was one of the biggest media beat-ups I’ve seen in a long time.Shooting, for those of you who didn’t know, is an Olympic sport!The two men fired weapons in a controlled environment at a gun range and the owner of the shop offered to take a friendly photo for a keepsake.What is wrong with that?As champion swimmer Eamon Sullivan said on Sunday, would a member of the Olympic shooting team be disciplined for being photographed in his or her swimmers? I think not.But I’ll take it one further. Would, for example, Stephanie Rice or Leisel Jones be reprimanded if they posted a photo of themselves with guns on Facebook? Again, I think not.Of course, you would think that with their previous misdemean-ours in mind, D’Arcy and Monk would’ve thought better than to post the picture on social media, but come on, let’s give them a break and let them focus on bringing home gold medals from London!HORRIBLIES RECOVER FROM SCOTTISH NIGHTMAREA week on and I’m still getting over the sleeping pill that was the so-called “Test” match between the Wallabies and Scotland.In what were terrible conditions – wind and rain hammered New-castle’s Hunter Stadium – neither side could manage a five-pointer as the Scots recorded a rare win on Aussie soil with a 9-6 triumph.To use the word “triumph” is probably an overstatement but they did win the match.Three penalty goals to two – yes, I’m sure the 20,088 spectators who braved the conditions turned up hoping to see such a nail-biter.It really begs the question, is it not time to change the scoring system in rugby?Teams are less and less likely to play for a try when three points are so freely on offer from the boot.In fairness, the Wallabies did respond in style with a hard-fought 27-19 win over Wales on Saturday night.Will Genia starred as the Aussies remembered where the try line was not once, but three times!EUROS SET CRACKING EARLY PACEThe European Champ-ionships kicked off in Poland and Ukraine over the weekend and there were some early shock results.My tip for the tournament, Holland, lost to 1992 champions Denmark 1-nil and is now in serious danger of not progressing past the group stage.However, off the field, racism has continued to show its ugly head.It just beggars belief how in this day and age people can still have that attitude.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.