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    OK to taunt Murali says MacGill


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    Stuey has always been a... dill would be the polite way to phrase it I suppose.
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    James, is it a good idea to create that kind of thread here?
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    A man with such a low estimation of a sportsmans worth should probably have realised he achieved diddly squat by not going to Zimbabwe. The guy's got a huge ego, all right.


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    Misleading title, in my opinion. I'd be interested to read the whole interview where he stated that. It really does look as though he's had one point of what he's talking about taken out of a whole interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    James, is it a good idea to create that kind of thread here?

    I think James is flame-baiting tbh.

    Pretty foolish comments tbh, the odd bit of sledging is fine, but taunting means something totally different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Misleading title, in my opinion. I'd be interested to read the whole interview where he stated that. It really does look as though he's had one point of what he's talking about taken out of a whole interview.
    Wouldn't be the first time.

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    In MacGill's defence (not a way I ever thought I'd begin a sentence, but there you go) he didn't say it's ok per se, what he actually said was:

    "One thing that sportsmen need to get over is that the spectators owe them anything. I think sometimes we can be a little bit fragile. It is not personal. We are never going to see him again - it doesn't really matter."

    Whilst I'd disagree with him that it isn't personal (I reckon there's little doubt in Murali's case that it is), I do agree Murali has been (at best) "a little bit fragile".
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I do agree Murali has been (at best) "a little bit fragile".
    There's a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    There's a surprise.
    No, you're right, of course. He fronted up & manned it out with a clear conscience.

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    I just don't see that it's fair to expect everyone to react in a macho, "who-gives-a-flying-about-them" way TBH. Hence, people who call Murali "soft", "fragile", etc. always annoy me rather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I just don't see that it's fair to expect everyone to react in a macho, "who-gives-a-flying-about-them" way TBH. Hence, people who call Murali "soft", "fragile", etc. always annoy me rather.
    It doesn't have to be macho; turning the other cheek is meek (in the good sense) & dignified and would've shown far more bravery than a two-fingered salute.

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    Not everyone is of the mind to do that either, and I feel they've equally a right not to be as they have to take said aforementioned attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Not everyone is of the mind to do that either, and I feel they've equally a right not to be as they have to take said aforementioned attitude.
    Murali obviously had a right to behave as he did, I don't think anyone is suggesting otherwise. It doesn't follow that it's praiseworthy tho.

    & I've reported your post to the plain English police. A squad car has been dispatched.

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