I haven't really read any of the details about Oscar Pistorius and was completely unfamiliar with him prior to yesterday, so I was just kind of speaking in general terms.
And that's a bummer about the fight you had with your co-worker Rattus. Sometimes when people can't control one thing, they try and control something else but the bottom line is that athletes' behavior can't be controlled any more than it is possible to control kids idolizing them. Ultimately, there is a broad range of people in every walk of life and I would hope that it is a natural part of the maturation process to get that at one point or another -- and that is probably a good, constructive focus for any concerned parent or adult to have, to help kids in realizing that sooner rather than later. Oh, and tell your co-worker that I think Michael Phelps is a much better role model than Ryan Lochte if you want to stir up some more trouble .