It's a pity that an Australian Olympic gold medal winner gives poor messages to the community. Yet just last month Olympic shooter Russell Mark did just that.
Mr Mark gave his view on sledging during sporting activities, to those listening to ABC Radio in Victoria.
There's not much to be said in favour of sledging but we hope that does not mean that those who sledge should be threatened with a weapon or fired at with a shotgun.
Now it may be that Mr Mark intends his radio comments to be...