Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
The thing I particularly like is the utter hypocrisy the loud-mouthed tosser displays by saying "It is sad when you take things that happen on the field off the field" - this is the person who tried to get Vaughan banned by being a witness against Vaughan. According to Vaughan's book, when Smith was being called as a witness to disprove Vaughan's comments about the South Africans asking for bad light, Vaughan said "Well, he did appeal for it" while Smith claimed he hadn't, insisting all he'd said was that his outfielders were struggling to pick up the ball... Apparently Vaughan calls Smith 'the Witness' now. Ironic that after all the names Smith has called the England players there are a plethora of a good names you could justifiably call him.
Yeah, I read about this yesterday at Foxsports. I think most of the Aussies aren't too fond of him after his "shocking expose" regarding their sledging, and I have little doubt this will make him even less-liked. Personally, I think that in this day and age, slanging somebody for being a "queer" (whether they are or not is irrelevant) is just going too far in terms of sledging. (I'm not that bothered about the "big baby" comments.) I see little difference between that kind of homophobic trash and racial vilification - I can't remember for sure, but hasn't Smith been accused of that as well?.