In Good Conscience:

Did Kepa the insolent one get off lightly?

If Kepa Arrizabalaga were in the army, he would be court-martialled for insubordination. In pre-school, he would be put on the naughty stool and his parents would be told to take their brat home.

But because he is a goalkeeper who cost S$123 million, Kepa is more likely to keep his place at Chelsea, over time, than the manager he publicly undermined at Wembley Stadium last Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2019, with the headline 'Did Kepa the insolent one get off lightly?'. Print Edition | Subscribe