With the advent of 'super-injunctions' and the internet it seems almost impossible to find a real footballing hero nowadays.
I don't think we are without them but I fear for the image of the game if all the media concentrates on is the negative behaviours of footballer in England.
But when is poor behaviour sp poor as to mean you cannot play for England?
Are we so devoid of character and values that short of being a murderer you can still pull on the Three Lions?
The first picture is of Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards who is often described as the best footballer the world has ever produced.
But he was, according to all those who knew him, modest and unassuming young man.
Sir Bobby Charlton has even said that if he could have been any other person he wold have picked Duncan Edwards.
Let's look at a few of the people deserving of the accolade of great sporting hero.