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Red card for hospital football
4:01pm Thursday 12th April 2012 in Your Letters
I HAD cause to visit the A & E Department of Trafford General Hospital on the evening of March 27 and was astounded to find a football match (with accompanying sound) being shown in the waiting room. I asked if there was anywhere else to sit (waiting time approximately three hours) and was told there wasn’t, and that if the TV was turned off people would complain.
Due to this country’s obsession with the game, many of our pubs have now been taken over by the TV screening of football matches. Of course, we can choose to avoid pubs showing football, but we have no option where hospitals are concerned if we are ill.
Obviously the welfare of sick people now comes second to football. What a sorry state of affairs.
Christine Skeer, Moorlands Avenue, Davyhulme
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