Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
Not our fault if they come over here in search of decent grammar and spelling.
lol True. I know a lot of South Africans hated him because they twisted around what he said. No one actually printed what he said like
Denying he is racist, Pietersen told GQ what he thought of the appointment of Ashwell Prince, a coloured player, to captain South Africa in the absence of an injured Smith: ďI just thought it was further evidence that things were going downhill.
ďItís got nothing to do with the colour of his skin. Itís just that better players are being left out for political reasons and until that system changes, South African sport will continue to go downhill.
ďIíve got some mates who are now on the fringes of playing domestic cricket in South Africa who are better than three or four of those players in the South African side.
ďIíve got a very good mate who is actually a better player than me, who is now working for (SA Breweries), because he canít get into the side for political reasons and thatís wrong.Ē
Now if that was not printed in a mag years later but in the papers many would feel different way about him. He is absolutely correct and that is what brings our sport down every time. We choose color over merit and try to stay competitive. Call it what you want quota system is reverse racism.
KP will always be a Saffer. His attitudes and his cast of mind were formed in South Africa. Have a look at the times he got out by throwing it away instead looking at the bigger picture of the team. In the end he bats for himself and is selfish. He might play for England but he does not know what it means to be British. He is only English when it suites him. I wish the International community instead of trying to fine, ban or cop him out, start listening to him and take note of what he says. Especially bout the reason why he left South Africa cause that is the truth and its happening today. I wish we could get banned out of International cricket until they government take their noses out of sport with their reverse racism laws. Quota's are reverse racism as it is a presumption, a pre-judgement.