It's never nice to see people in a team falling out in public, particularly when they are in a team of two. Diver Blake Alridge was quick to blame his 14 year old teammate Tom Daley for their last place finish in the Synchronised Diving Final today, saying that he had let the pre-games publicity go to his head. Aldridge also didn't like the fact that Daley had a go at him for phoning his Mum between the last two dives rather than concentrate on the job in hand.
None of this should have been made public. All it has done is to undermine team spirit. Aldridge should have kept his critical thoughts within the confines of the dressing room. You would never find Sir Alex Ferguson slagging off one of his players in public. The hairdryer treatment is reserved for behind closed doors.
It was Alridge who reacted like a petulent 14 year old. Daley kept his dignity intact.
On the plus side, what a joy it was to see the reaction of Nicole Cooke last night and Rebecca Adlington this morning. Their achievement in winning gold medals is massive and the consequences probably haven't registered yet. They deserve to enjoy their moment.