The moral footballer
He’s apparently “refusing to promote the money-lending company on religious grounds and has offered to wear an unbranded shirt or one bearing the name of a charity”. And I think you have to applaud him for taking a stand like this – he’s done it on religious grounds, but I think anyone could do it on moral grounds in promoting this sort of money lender – and we don’t see enough of people taking a stand like this against something that would be inconsistent with their values.
It’s not the easiest step to take – particularly in a world like that of football – but it sets a good example to all of us to stand by our principles (and do it in a reasonable way).
Update 26th July 2013
It looks like a few other people feel the same way about this issue – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/25/justin-welby-war-on-wonga