THERE’S an irritating advert on Supersport which makes rational people want to do unspeakable things to cyclists and their equipment.
It’s meant to be a promo for their cycling shows but it starts with the words: “This is my sport, not yours.”
Though I understand that the people featured are meant to be taking ownership of their sport, the tone of the whole thing is so aggressively exclusive it makes you want to go out and puncture a few cyclists’ tyres.
Judging by the reaction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium crowd last Saturday, there’s still a lot about Luke Watson that encourages a similar reaction from rugby fans.
The crowd – a rowdy bunch at the best of times if that infamous fight in the stands is anything to go by – was understandably loaded with Bulls fans. But I was still taken aback by their booing of Watson.
It’s a reaction I should understand as I watched the game with a rational woman of colour, but the moment she saw him on the TV screen she spat: “I can’t stand Luke Watson!”
The irony is that this all comes after the Southern Kings captain not only finally apologised for his D-word slur, it also comes at a time when he appears to be trying his level best to fit in with Afrikaners with that Geo Cronje beard he’s sporting.
Which begs the question: isn’t it time we
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