Maybe its me, but I can’t help feeling that there is something a bit off in holding a charity fundraiser to ‘celebrate’ the sadly short life of an habitual cocaine user who died after being hit by a tube train while he was four times over the drink drive limit.
Things are different in the sports media world though.
Tom Maynard the cricketer was stopped by police just before his death and ran off to evade arrest. Besides the alcohol found in his body he also had levels of cocaine and ecstasy levels that suggested regular use. Yet the events surrounding his death don’t even get mentioned in this Western Mail article.
If something positive can come out of a tragic and pointless death then I'm all for it. But I can just imagine what kind of coverage the Newspaper of Wales would have given to a booze-up to remember a 23 year old from the Gurnos who had died under similar circumstances.