A Duck wrote:
Don't be so sure, not only is he focused and driven, he's all about correcting mistakes -- including his own.
My bet is apologies will come, both private and public and then it will be back to full focus on the team.
As for the past month or so...it's indoors in a non outdoors Olympic or WC's year.
Not that big a deal in the grand scheme of step by step focus on 2016.
You see everything in terms of the ultimate consequence FOR ALBERTO, never in terms of what it does for the sport or for the athletes harmed.
It is a BAD THING when athletes feel that if they cross Salazar (not in reality, just from his "singularly focused" vantage point), they might get DQed, might get berated in public, might have to go through a public publicity storm? So they keep quiet and defer to the Little Big Man.
It doesn't matter if he apologizes. The damage is done. Everyone sees what lengths he is willing to go to advance his own athlete's interests (or better, the interests of his FAVORED athletes) at the expense of others.
That is bad for the sport. It is reprehensible. The damage is done whether he apologizes or not.
But, according to you, if Salazar cheats a cancer survivor and berates a Lost Boy of Sudan in front of children-- and sends a loud and clear message to ALL US athletes of "don't cross me!" -- then "it's not that big a deal" as long as he makes a public and private apology.
That's what you're implying.