If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Right?
Well, Malta’s politician responsible for sports Chris Agius certainly seems to have taken those words to heart.
As the debate rages on about Maltese football, with captain outbursts, petitions and claims that footballers are mummy’s boys, the junior minister for sports felt he had nothing to add to the conversation.
Questioned by Lovin Malta, his spokesperson said: “The Parliamentary Secretary feels that at this point any further comments on the issue are irrelevant. He will continue to work hard, hand in hand with the associations for sports’ best interest.”
“The Parliamentary Secretary feels that at this point any further comments on the issue are irrelevant.”
Among other questions, he was asked whether he agreed with André Schembri’s call for a whole reshuffle in Maltese football. He was also asked whether the government was doing enough to boost Maltese football and whether he would be meeting with Malta Football Association members to map out a way forward.
Perhaps his reply is a reminder of everything that’s wrong with the system.