There’s no doubt AFL player Bachar Houli is a good bloke.
Described as a “top calibre man” both on and off the field, the Richmond defender and devout Muslim epitomises the kind of role model our young boys need to see.
His tireless work as a multicultural player ambassador is indisputable, providing young people within the Muslim community with sporting opportunities and pathways to leadership.
But last Sunday during a regular night at the office, this "good man" did a bad thing.
Striking Carlton's Jed Lamb to the face with an "unintentional" backhanded king hit that left him unconscious, Houli has put us in an uncomfortable position.
Because when a "good man" makes a mistake, we're meant feel empathy, as if it was all just some big misunderstanding. Who are we to abandon him? We need all the "good men" we can get.