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Phil Hughes was not supposed to die

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The most arresting image on my Facebook feed this week was a photo of a friend’s nine-year-old son. He plays for Marrickville Cricket Club’s MCC Saggers. The youngster was walking out to bat in his Saturday morning match, wearing a black armband for the first time. His team, along with others all across the country…

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The Sporting Scapegoat

According to the Bible, Ancient Israel had an interesting way of purging themselves of their sins—they’d symbolically heap them all on the head of a goat and expel it into the wilderness. This is where we got the word “scapegoat”.

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