The Death of Loyalty
This is the death of loyalty.
Or should I say loyalty finally got a tombstone?
Ashley Cole killed it, Robin Van Persie buried it and, Laurent Koscielny’s made a pretty handsome tombstone; the finest French marble.
My argument when the news first broke was that there was no way he could have made such a rash decision without an underlying issue. I figured something had been brewing behind the scenes.
Now, I understand that it was his wish to end his career in France; no problem. No wahala as my Nigerian folks would say.
BUT, here’s the problem:
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- You know the team is thin at the back
- You know the club is in desperate need of defenders
- You know we lack experience at the back and you could guide the up and coming youth a’ la Rob Holding, Mavropanos and the coming Saliba
- You know Mustafi can be sometimes total shambles
And you want to leave now.
The Bible will say, [Selah].
Think about it.
Oh, I forgot this part: And YOU want us to sell YOU for practically NOTHING. And you know we need the money because we’re stuck with a shrewd businessman in Kroenke.
Laurent Koscielny, make no mistake, you’re destroying every act of loyalty you ever showed, for nothing.
Can We Repair The Relationship?
They say it takes a hundred years to build a city and one day to destroy everything.
Look at Syria, an ancient civilisation with buildings that held much history and took years to build but, many buildings got destroyed in days because men were selfish, irrational and unwilling to reach a truce.
Laurent Koscielny could have waited till Saliba arrived. What’s one more year in the scheme of things?
He could have waited till clubs paid the right fee, at least there’d be some funds to replace him.
Nothing of that sort.
This is my view from where I stand. Maybe if I look a little closer with a magnifying glass, I might see a bit more but, right now, from here, this is what I see.