it wouldn't be a problem if cricinfo didn't show his tweets on the frontpage
Pieterson is a Afrikaner with a Afrikaans dad. Both his parents lives in South Africa. Playing cricket for 12 years in ENgland don't make him any more English than less of a Saffer. He lived in SA and his whole family been living here. He only stay in England cause he plays cricket there like a professional. But as development England did nothing. They just spounged him of SA which took care of his development. He left due to the quota system and I do not blame him for that.
Jonathan Trott was Educated at Rondebosch Boys' High School and Stellenbosch University, he played for South Africa at both under-15 and under-19 level. Also spunged of SA. Left also due to the quota system.
Take those two batsman out of the England team and see how they will do.
See? A sentence about banter that's also banter itself; how wonderfully meta of me. :cool:
For the record tho, I don't think anyone is suggesting England would be better off without Trott or Pietersen; in fact the reverse is demonstrably true.
As for Pietersen being an Afrikaner; is it that cut and dried? As one understands he attended Maritzburg College, which is an Anglo school.
&, FYI, his elder brother Tony is a vicar in Workington & kid bro (& sometime Notts & Surrey 2nd XI player) Bryan runs a bar in London, so that would seem to suggest that not all of his family lives in the Republic.
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.Quote:
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
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.
No one said a thing about Trott playing for England nor would South Africans give him flack about it because Trott did not open his mouth and said why he left ad what is wrong with the system in SA. But the fact he is he got educated in South Africa and went through our system and represented SA youth teams. I don't care if his brother is Prince Harry or he shagged the queen or his passport said GBR the fact is he grew up here and that makes him and always will make him a South African. Like a professional he just moved on to greener pastures. Its not WWII anymore and patriotism is a thing long gone in the professional world. Fans just don't realize that or they do realize it but just use it in terms of banter. Banter is what makes sport and the discussions around it so great and enjoyable. After all people from England are the best in it and they will most times take the pissout of their own team than what opposing fans would.
WTF is Skippos lol
I thought Skippos was a kiwi, or at least a resident of Isengard.