Blog: Marlon King should be banned from football for life

I like to consider myself pretty liberal, and I'm all for giving people who've made mistakes a second chance.

I like to consider myself pretty liberal, and I'm all for giving people who've made mistakes a second chance. When that person is Wigan striker Marlon King though, I'm afraid I get rather more right-wing.

King, for those who don't know - and there surely can't be many - was jailed last week for sexually assaulting and then punching a young woman in a London bar.

Regardless of what he does for a living, such actions are beneath contempt. But the fact that he is a well-paid (�35k-a-week) professional footballer merely reinforces the ever-growing stereotype of players as spoilt, vain, aggressive thugs.

King, though, goes one step further.

- Read more now, and have your say, in Mark Heath's Playing the Links blog.

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