A chance vs a second chance


"Well people can make petitions. Petitions are not necessarily orders for you to resign. They can make a petition. If Waytha Moorthy wants to resign, he can, but he doesn’t want to resign,” he said.

He also urged the public to give Waytha a chance, following a viral photo showing ethnic Indians appointed as his aides.

Shouldn’t it be “a second chance” instead?



I guess this is the article?


I think chance is probably fine here. It sounds like he has been recently elected and has not really had a chance yet to show what he can do.


I agree with @Luschen. It seems as though this could be his opportunity to prove himself. So, it would be “a chance”.