We love to see the mighty fall. It makes us feel a little better about ourselves. We can climb onto the corpse of their public image and look down on their stupid behaviour.
But here's my problem. Big Sam I am. If his crimes are being tempted to sign up for a perfectly legitimate £400,000 a year job, knowing how to get round some regulations and making disparaging remarks about some members of the royal family, then I'm pretty sure I have same problem as him.
I'd take a bit more money of someone offered it to me. I have partaken in conversations with other Christians about how it's fine to drive at 77 mph down the motorway because the police give everyone 10% leeway. I'm more than capable of making an off side joke at the expense of some public figure.
Whenever Jesus came in contact with people looking down on the sin of others, He took the opportunity to remind them of their own faults. Famously he said,
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:1-3)
Perhaps I should use the opportunity of Sam Allardyce's fall from grace to remember the last time I did something stupid and sinful. And rejoice that there wasn't a national newspaper there filming the event for all to see!