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Not so fast Salman

So Salman Butt went round some of the Pakistani TV channels last weekend telling anyone who cared to listen that ICC didn’t have a shred of evidence against him, that they were relying on the NOTW video and that the video dosen’t incriminate him in any way.

Personally, I haven’t bothered to bore myself watching the video. Mainly because I’m not convinced that what I would be watching would be the whole video, rather than just an edited version to make the 3 players look guilty.

What can be taken for certain though, is the fact that the police have now handed a second file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service. So if Butt thinks that all that is going against him is the video, he could be mistaken. His bravado and confidence could be very badly misplaced.

Also, I’m fairly sure that ICC wouldn’t have revealed their own evidence in last weeks hearing, as it had nothing to do with whether Butt was guilty or not. It is naive of Butt to say that.

There is one point on which I will agree with Butt on and that is that he is innocent until proven otherwise, he is maintaining that he is already being presumed guilty, I think that is true of fans and media alike and it is unfair.

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  1. But you should watch the video, it is fairly coherent and frankly said shocking

  2. Maybe so Wes, I’m just not convinced that it wouldn’t be an edited version.

    I’d sooner hear what the UK police have against them, judging by the fact that they have just handed over a second file to the CPS it could be that they have a very strong case.

  3. The evidence thus far looks pretty damning but I think Wes’ comment comes from a lack of understanding of the British media in particular.

  4. SA, The British media may be good at exposing and exploiting certain events. But as I think you are implying, you have to take a lot of what they say with a rather large pinch of salt.

    They are very good at painting a picture, and in a negative way when it suits.

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