Would a city hall funeral for Alex Higgins show us up as hypocrites?

There is a lot of talk about a city hall organised funeral for snooker ace Alex Higgins.

George Best was afforded close to a state funeral at Parliament Buildings.

Is there not a danger that as a community we expose ourselves as hypocrites?

Have we not allowed this human being to whom we now want to pay homage die in abject poverty? Who stood with him when he was at his lowest ebb? I didn’t.
Eamonn Mallie