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So a few weeks ago, Martin O’Neil was sacked as manager of Sunderland football club.
While this is upsetting for Martin, it’s also quite upsetting for me.
Not just because he was a member of the glorious Nottingham Forest team that won the European Cup, but my family has a close connection to the O’Neil family because his now deceased wife used to work for my Dad.
Despite all this, there was one bit of good news and it was this …
Can you see it?
It’s the fact that Sunderland Football Club reported the news prior to the press getting it.
As you can see from the picture above, the statement was re-tweeted BEFORE Stan Collymore [another Forest great] could report it.
I know it’s a little thing … I know that some might be able to show me tweets prior to the official announcement … but in these days where many companies believe that paying a salary means they can act anyway they like, it was good to [hopefully] see a company approach a rather nasty decision with an ounce of professionalism and integrity. At least how they told the World about it.
Remember, where livelihoods are concerned, it’s never business, it’s always personal.
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