Just a couple of weeks ago it was Gavin Hensons wasted talent being discussed and now its Mario Balotellis after his antics at Arsenal at the weekend. Manchester City's Balotelli was sent off in the closing moments of the game, having already escaped punishment for a couple of reckless challenges, as Arsenal won 1-0.
As an athlete, I get so frustrated when I see people like that and I only wish I had half his talent. I had to work hard and what I achieved in swimming did not come particularly naturally.
It would be bad enough if he was hindering just his own chances of success but he is on a team and he is costing his team-mates the chance of winning the Premier League. I saw Joe Hart's reaction during the game and you could see his frustration. Joe and his team-mates are doing their jobs so for one person to have no control is really sad. It must seem like they are taking one step forward and two steps back.
It must be so annoying to know that Balotelli can perform if he wants to and can be the difference and score the decisive goals when he chooses. Many people will look at City's manager Roberto Mancini and his team mates to instil discipline and respect in Balotelli but even if they did say something to the striker, would he listen?
I was at the Oxford v Cambridge boat race on Saturday and it was such a shame to see the race disrupted by some idiot trying to make a point. Trenton Oldfield was in the water as the two boats were racing and his intervention forced the race to be halted for half an hour. Oxford were going really well and had held Cambridge off at the bend. By stopping the race, in what was very cold weather, the crews would have lost their momentum and on the resumption, the complexion of the race will have changed completely.
After the restart, Oxford broke an oar and Cambridge went on to win the race, but I guess their victory was slightly tainted.
It was so annoying and whatever his message was, his actions made me totally disinterested. This was an event in which two teams have worked their backsides off for months and their moment was spoiled.
There was a real mix of people there, families, tourists, etc and nearby businesses always do well as a result. It was a great atmosphere. But it was spoiled by one person and i for one do not care what point he was trying to make, his over the top action drowned out any message. I have got no time for that and I hope he is dealt with accordingly.