Always try to be the bigger man.
Wayne Bridge had just about everyone in the world rooting for him. He was the man who had been shafted by his girlfriend and his former best mate. He was the innocent party in one hell of a holy mess. He really would’ve appeared the stronger and better man if he had indeed taken Fabio Capello’s call up with open arms but by deciding to turn his back on the England national team he appears weak and self indulgent and in one foul swoop has handed some of the moral balance back to his former teammate and has led to former teammates accusing the full back of always being a ‘bottler’.
Can he win back some self respect? Of course he can. All he needs to do is pick up the phone and give Fabio a call and tell him he has had a change of heart.