Sports Letters: Lack of sensitivity

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The Independent Online
Sir: The article by Keith Botsford (The Independent, 16 June) is an excellent testimony to the arrogance of the writer and a poor epitaph to James Hunt. The item attempted to disguise the sensationalism of the gutter press with a second-rate literary style and pseudo-psychiatric analysis. Botsford could only learn from the obituary by David Tremayne which dealt with matters openly and sensitively. Hunt, as all people, had failings. Unlike most people, Hunt also had an outstanding success. He was the Formula One world champion in 1976.

Yours faithfully,

STEPHEN SMITH

Llantrisant, South Wales

16 June

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