Who is the most respectable hero of their Country - Gareth Bale or Wayne Rooney?

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wondering this yesterday

who out of the two of them is the better hero?
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Bale
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Imagine if Wales qualify for Euro 2016 and Bale gets injured just before the tournament...
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Neither are heroes, they're just two young men who get paid a lot to play football and do so to high standards.
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Neither are heroes, they're just two young men who get paid a lot to play football and do so to high standards.
"a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."
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Bale has been incredible in the qualifiers, more than likely dragging a small country to a major tournament.

Rooney has got to drag us to a trophy win in my eyes.

Bale.
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Neither are heroes. I wish people would stop referring to sports persons and athletes as heroes. They're not. Especially not people like Shrek.
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(Original post by difeo)
"a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."
I'm aware of the dictionary definition, but use of the word has been severely diluted with its application to those in sport. So much so that I don't think it can really be applied to anyone in sport, definitely nobody in professional sport.

Have either of them really done anything 'outstanding'? They're both part of teams that have achieved things, yes, but their team winning is down to more than just either of them.
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Rooney hasn't done anything particularly spectacular. He's been a decent striker for a well funded national team which had plenty of other good players.

Bale has done very well to take a very unfancied side and regularly been a match winner.
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Wales are a one-man team (or at least a one-attacker team). England results and performances wouldn't have much changed if there was no Rooney after Euro 2004. Peter Crouch made more of a difference.
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I think you meant "legend", not "hero". Hero is associated with great feats of courage in my mind; it is a terribly overused word in the media.

At the moment, Rooney, of course.
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Great thread.

Infidel and part-time boxer Wayne Rooney is obviously the answer, folks.
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Rooney all the way.
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"a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."
Well I guess Hitler had outstanding achievements, does not make him a moral figure just like Ronney sleeps with prostitutes whilst having a wife and child.

Hero worship is so backwards.
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Obviously Bale, he's had a much larger individual influence on Wales this qualifying campaign than Rooney has for England.
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Well I guess Hitler had outstanding achievements, does not make him a moral figure just like Ronney sleeps with prostitutes whilst having a wife and child.

Hero worship is so backwards.
Yes and Hitler was a hero to his followers. Neither the thread title nor the definition mention being a moral figure as necessary.
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Yes and Hitler was a hero to his followers. Neither the thread title nor the definition mention being a moral figure as necessary.
Well that's if you or anybody else does not find having moral values as a requirement for having a so called 'hero'.
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Oh look Difeo arguing with someone for no reason.
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Got to be Bale.
Look at the amount of top Welsh players who couldn't guide Wales to a major tournament.
Giggs, Mark Hughes, Rush etc.
Although I like Rooney as a player, he hasn't really performed against the top teams in major tourneys.
50 goals is amazing for Wayne, but Bale is more of a hero, for me.
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(Original post by ozzyoscy)
Oh look Difeo arguing with someone for no reason.
strong hypocrisy
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