Well, well. Another week, another story, another slew of hateful, slandering comments. This time it comes in response to this heart warming article at Velonews. The story tells how the town of Pinto, Spain is coming out in support of Alberto Contador in light of his recent doping allegations. The worthless comment is as follows:
“Blah, small town folks just want to stick together in solidarity. I wonder why people support someone without thinking about what if they were wrong? I hope they stand together as corrected when they are proven wrong.”
Unfortunately for the author of this comment, the beauty and allure of small towns is just that; they support their own. Growing up in Ashland, OR, a town in Southern Oregon that is comprised of “small town folk”, I can tell you that if something came to pass whereupon I was under fire for some sort of something or other, I know without a doubt that I could rely on the town of Ashland to be a warm and welcoming haven for me. This isn’t “small town folk sticking together in solidarity”, it is people caring about those that they know and have watched grow up, and giving the benefit of the doubt. At this point, no one knows whether or not AC is guilty, but I am glad to hear that his hometown is supporting him, as I honestly hope that the hometown of the author of this comment would as well. Family is one of the most amazing and beautiful things that we have in this life, and a display such as that in Pinto is heartwarming.
Luckily, a comment on the same post reads:
“I am so tired reading these nasty, negative and slandering comments
from those who claim to be cycling fans.
Let the powers that be do their job and give us some answers.
A young man’s career is at stake and he deserves that at least.”
I’m glad that, in a another maelstrom of negative comments and opinions, at least one person has a sense of reason.
I, for one, am glad that Alberto has friends and family around him who are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and who are there to support him and show their love.