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SEPTEMBER 2018 | Mike Colman

SEPTEMBER 2018 | Mike Colman

26/09/2018

BILLY SLATER

I reckon the only question mark over the Billy Slater case was what the members of the judiciary talked about for that 54 minutes before the decision was announced. Maybe where they were going for their Christmas holidays, or what the missus was making for dinner. It couldn’t have been whether Billy was guilty or not. They had made up their minds about that before Billy’s private jet touched down in Sydney. All they needed was the slightest reason to let him play on Sunday and lucky for them the Storm’s lawyer Nick Ghabar gave it to them. Not that he had to be Rumpole of the Bailey to do it. It was like Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men when he gets Jack Nicholson’s character to say he ordered a Code Red. “I think he wants to say it,” Tom says. And the judiciary wanted Billy to play. Why wouldn’t they? Right now the NRL needs all the good news stories it can get and Billy Slater playing his last game in a winning grand final is as good as it gets. Unless you’re a Roosters fan of course. I reckon anyone who thought that Billy wouldn’t get off believes in fairy-tales. Or should that be doesn’t believe in fairy-tales? What do YOU reckon?