Jesus condemned the Pharisees for bending the rules.
9 And he said to them: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’ 11But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: ‘Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban’ (that is, a gift devoted to God), 12then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. 13Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that. Mark 7:9-13
What might he have said to the Chinese, Koreans and Indonesian badminton players who played to lose last night to gain a draw advantage; who broke the spirit of the Olympic games for personal ambition; who cheated the spectators who had paid good money to watch their favourite sport and deserved better. Hey, before I get carried away, Jesus loves cheating badminton players as much as he loves me. Forgive them, Lord.
Read more at SU WordLive about bending the rules
and about the badminton
I’m with Gail on this one.
“If badminton wants to save face they should disqualify the two pairs and reinstate the pairs that came third in the group.” Gail Emms, British 2004 Olympics silver medallist