Wednesday October 21, 2020

When a friend in need is too much indeed

Supporting an old friend is one thing, but it’s quite another to try to rehabilitate the former journalist and convicted sex offender Tom Humphries before he’s even been sentenced

15th October, 2017
Former Irish Times sportswriter Tom Humphries walks outside the court Pic: rollingNews.ie

Standing by a friend who has done a terrible wrong takes courage - and for that, Sunday Times sports journalist David Walsh should be given credit. He must have known the storm he was wading into when he wrote a testimonial for the disgraced former Irish Times sportswriter Tom Humphries.

Providing a character reference for a child sex offender who admitted grooming and abusing an underage teenage girl: how could there not be a backlash?...

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