We know the answer now but I disagree with what's been done. I think it should have been up to the players to choose, they are the ones "led by the captain," and I have an inkling that the vast majority would have stood by him. Rio's hardly too much better if you want to go by role models, having just recently elbowed someone in the face, and appealed his innocence, haha.
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