Honestly, it’s illuminating at how thin-skinned and sensitive we all are.
In the real world, if you had plans of changing employers in 2 years or when your contract runs out, do you think the boss and your fellow employees would tell you to leave now? Would they get so offended that you want to work for a different company and call you names?
This is one of the modern issues with Western society, we are too readily offended and almost eager to be outraged.
Until he’s gone IC is our coach. Afterwards, whenever that happens to be, go hard. But until then a dose of reality may do wonders!
*[sound of me getting off my high-horse and leaving the room]
Ivan has made a decision that is in his own best financial interests. I can’t blame him for that - although I believe that he had to compromise his standards of integrity to achieve this outcome.
But, your assertions about the “real” world are simply not true. I am sure that if you worked in a competitive industry with lots of secret intelligence, and a colleague of yours who was tasked with putting in place strategies to move the organisation forward over the next few years, declared that, in two years time, they were joining a rival organisation, their employer would take steps to remove them or, at least, move them off-line.
I am happy to be corrected, but I don’t recall an NRL coach signing a contract to coach a team in two years time. The only reason the Panthers and Cleary have done so is to force the Tigers into releasing Ivan for the 2019 season. It is duplicitous for Ivan to say that he intends to honour his contract. He knows that he has put the Tigers in an impossible position.
I believe that Tiger’s supporters have every right to feel disappointed and angry.
Closest in recent times was Des Hasler at Manly.