Emotional divestment from football doesn’t solve the problem. Ex-fans like Coates and Gladwell aren’t going to do a damn thing except point fingers and make pointless calls for bans.
I’ve thought about him every day. And I think about what I’m going to be like at his age, 43, and how I’ll be coping with life after football. I keep going over and over it. What am I going to be like several years down the road? I’m definitely concerned with quality of life after football. This makes me a little more scared about it.