Not a big cricket fan, dont know much about Tom Maynard, but my thoughts go out to his family, his friends, Surrey CCC and of course anyone on LU who was involved...
Seems like Maynard was being billed as the next big thing in English Cricket, well whatever has happened I hope he can RIP
R.I.P TOM MAYNARD
I have a feeling that alcohol may have played a role in this tragedy. Surrey had beaten Kent earlier in the day so one assumes that they went out to celebrate the victory.
However, what ever the cause this is still a real shock and an absolute tragedy for all involved and English cricket at large.
Have some consideration for the deceased, his family and friends.
All supposition. And really not helpful. Let's just let the investigating authorities do their job.
You have answered your own question:I fail to understand why it is that he should be treated so differently to everyone else.
We may have heard of Tom and be aware of his achievements
Thankyou O L Leigh!! You have just saved me the time and effort of writing pretty much what you have.
I don't see how it makes things any different that he played a bit of cricket and was publicised in the press. If there had been a fatality under these exact circumstances with a mere peasant not worthy of press attention, the reaction of people would be so much different.
It is sad that he's died in this way, in the exact same way when anyone dies in this way. However, having said that, I find it strange how he runs away from the police when they need to speak to him after he's been driving erratically. Be interesting to see the official line on that and to see if actually, he was putting other peoples lives at risk beforehand anyway.
I am always constantly amazed at the British public's views on people that play sport as heroes. Just something to think about, when a youngster gets hit by a train and killed (just an average youngster) and the views from people are much less sympathetic than they are for this Tom Maynard bloke, just remember you have absolutely no idea on the course of his/her life or the achievements of their life as they are not reported on in the nations press. They too could have achieved great things such as in this scenario making it just as big a loss. All things said and done, it's always sad to hear of someone dieing in these circumstances so thoughts to Tom Maynard and family, aswell as the railstaff involved in this tragic incident.