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    Pakistan cricketers racially abused in New Zealand

    The visiting Pakistani cricketers were subjected to racial abuse during the third Test against New Zealand in Napier but the team manager has ruled out lodging a formal protest about the episode.

    According to a report in The Dominion Post, racist remarks were hurled at the Pakistani cricketers on Saturday from the corporate box at McLean Park hired by National MP Chris Tremain's brother Mark and his 17 friends.

    The report quoted a spectator as saying that he felt embarrassed by the "drunken stupidity" of the group which abused the visiting cricketers, calling them "Pakistani terrorists".

    The incident prompted the authorities to display a "no racist comments please" sign near the scoreboard in the afternoon.

    Mark Tremain, meanwhile, denied being abusive towards the Pakistani cricketers.

    "We were yelling out, but not abusively," he said.

    Asked if it was racist, he said, "That's not my understanding, but anyone can take anything any way."

    Mark conceded he and his friends were first asked to stay quiet and then were politely told to leave the place.

    Conceding that he may never be allowed to hire the box again, Mark sought to put a lid on the episode and said, "I apologise to anyone who was upset."

    Meanwhile his MP brother Chris did not approve of the incident and said, "Clearly what happened is unacceptable."

    Pakistan manager Abdul Raqeeb, however, downplayed the incident and said the team has not filed any complaint.

    "One or two of the players heard something raucous from over the far side, but they could not decide what was being said and just brushed it off," he said.

    NZ Cricket public affairs manager Stephen Hill said NZC staff were prompt to tackle the issue and ensured it never went out of control.

    "Our security staff were on the ball and they took steps to resolve the situation, and got them to modify their comments," Hill said.

    Pakistan cricketers racially abused in New Zealand: Rediff Sports

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    Good on NZC to take it seriously without the Pakistanis having to make a complaint.
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    Question for the Pakistani folk- how offensive would you find the term "Pakistani terrorist?"

    I get called a terrorist all the time in England and think nothing of it. But maybe it's different because I know no one here genuinely thinks all Irish people are terrorists, whereas there's doubtless more than a few fools who feel that way about all Pakistani people.
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    Storm in a teacup according to Pakistan manager as above, and the Federation of Islamic Associations in NZ president Anwar-ul Ghani said he was not concerned.

    "When people have had a bit too much [to drink] you can't take them seriously.

    "We would ask people to ignore those behaviours and get on with it. Sport is there to be enjoyed, not to divide people."

    Different story if it's mob mentality crowd shouts or whatever, but in this case just a few yobbos who were dealt with by the sounds of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Question for the Pakistani folk- how offensive would you find the term "Pakistani terrorist?"

    I get called a terrorist all the time in England and think nothing of it. But maybe it's different because I know no one here genuinely thinks all Irish people are terrorists, whereas there's doubtless more than a few fools who feel that way about all Pakistani people.
    Depends really. If its a bunch of friends and acquaintances I joke around with, its no big deal. Quite often I'm the worst of the lot.

    Of course as charged as the situation usually is when something like that is thrown around by certain people, you can bet I'm throwing hands without actually wanting to.
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    Seems the situation was handled properly. Before anything escalated, they were asked to leave the stadium. In addition, the main person accused also apologized. Kudos to all for taking care of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Question for the Pakistani folk- how offensive would you find the term "Pakistani terrorist?"

    I get called a terrorist all the time in England and think nothing of it. But maybe it's different because I know no one here genuinely thinks all Irish people are terrorists, whereas there's doubtless more than a few fools who feel that way about all Pakistani people.
    I'll echo NP, it depends on who's saying it. My friends and I have light hearted banter and they call me a terrorist while Iíll call them rednecks or a hillbilly. We know each other and hence realize that no malice is intended. If however a stranger calls me that, it would lead to a tense situation to say the least.

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    Looks like it was handled properly. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Depends really. If its a bunch of friends and acquaintances I joke around with, its no big deal. Quite often I'm the worst of the lot.

    Of course as charged as the situation usually is when something like that is thrown around by certain people, you can bet I'm throwing hands without actually wanting to.
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    Those type of people shouldn't be taken seriously, and thankfully it looks liek they haven't been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
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    What? I don't know you! *throws hands*

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    what? I don't know you! *throws hands*
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    NZ Cricket did well there. Good stuff

    Disagree slightly with the statement that you can't take people seriously when they're drunk. If an individual is drunk and saying racist or offensive remarks, to an extent its their 'true thoughts' coming out rather than staying hidden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Question for the Pakistani folk- how offensive would you find the term "Pakistani terrorist?"

    I get called a terrorist all the time in England and think nothing of it. But maybe it's different because I know no one here genuinely thinks all Irish people are terrorists, whereas there's doubtless more than a few fools who feel that way about all Pakistani people.
    Yeah few of my friends called me a terrorist during my uni days but that was just lite banter so never took it seriously however if a random guy walking on the street comes up and calls me a terrorist then I guess the situation would be different.

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