Warning for sporting celebrities after Ryder attack

Jesse Ryder was attacked in a Christchurch bar and is in Christchurch Hospital. Photo / Dean Purcell
Jesse Ryder was attacked in a Christchurch bar and is in Christchurch Hospital. Photo / Dean Purcell

The horrific attack on Jesse Ryder has prompted a warning for people with a public profile to be on their guard.

The cricketer remains critical in Christchurch Hospital after a cowardly attack outside a bar in Christchurch.

Psychologist Sara Chatwin said sports stars and celebrities should realise they were always on show.

People needed to be wary when they put themselves in a situation where emotions could change, and peoples' switches could flick, she said.

Ms Chatwin said it was likely to be a tragic example of what could happen when alcohol or substances were thrown into the mix.

- Newstalk ZB

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