Own goal by soccer 'role models'

3rd June 2011 at 01:00

The idea that footballers such as Wayne Rooney and David Beckham are role models for young children is a myth, according to new research. Derby University's Dr Simon Brownhill said children aged eight or below were unable to grasp the concept of role model. Dr Brownhill found that teachers and parents set more of an example than sports stars and celebrities.

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