I guess it is par for the course in this 'celeb' dominated, materialistic lovey-fest world that we now live in.
On a similar vein, and I apologise if it offends anyone, the media coverage of poor Fabrice Muamba's condition has run the entire 'Gary Speed incident' very close for tackiness in my opinion. You would think the poor lad was dead, such has been the wall-to-wall coverage. I truly hope he pulls through but this whole jersey and scarf laying, minutes applause / silence, grown men weeping nonsense is becoming truly nauseous.
It has seemingly become a British competition to see who can grieve most and I know many Falkirk fans who were very angry at the minute's applause that Speed was granted at the Falkirk Stadium. As one said, the man had no link to the club, let alone Scottish football, never played against them or probably even mentioned them in his life.