Presumably you’d think the fine swimmers and gymnasts of the German Democratic Republic should retain their gold medals from the 1970s and 1980s, mister z. There’s a big difference between off-field stuff about which nobody should give a rat’s, and the abuse of a steroid masking agent which he knew was illegal.
I feel sad that Shane is gone and wish he had stuck around for a few more years. Watching him bowl – both live and on TV – gave me as much cricketing pleasure as any bowler I have watched – my distant memories of Richioe Benaud, Alan Davidson, Dennis Lillee and Tommo all come close. He was also an (unexpectedly?) sensible commentator on the game. His off-field antics are his business – who cares.