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Interesting ethical debate on Derby sacking injured Captain Richard Keogh.
He was pissed up backseat passenger (not wearing seatbelt) in car driven by pissed up player, racing another pissed up player after a club night out. They crashed and legged it leaving him unconscious at the scene.
They have been banned from driving and fined criminally and fined by the club, but are back playing, while Keogh's injuries are so severe it's likely he will be out for 66% of his remaining contract.
Club offers him reduced wage to stay on for his rehabilitation, which he refuses and they promptly sack him.
So has he been harshly treated as the players with criminal records are eased back in...but the man injured by them (albeit everyone was pissed up) gets an ultimatum to cut his wages or get the tin-tack for 'gross misconduct'?
Should Derby have sacked all of them or none of them?
Should he have taken the wage cut as he rehabilitated and thought himself lucky?
Are the club being fair in thinking he's got himself injured outside of the pitch via his own stupidity (so I assume not insured?) cannot play for many months so should take a pay cut or bugger off?