About Imran, he reportedly said: "He's an absolute knob is Imran Khan, that's the only way to describe him."
doing plenty for grassroots cricket doesn't give you a free pass to say whatever the hell you want. first impressions of paul marsh: you moron.Paul Marsh Paul Marsh @Marsh_Paul
For all the criticism going Greg Ritchie's way, understand that he has raised many thousands of dollars for grassroots cricket over many ...
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years with the same style of speech. It is not meant to offend it is meant to make people laugh & he does that better than most #perspective
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To be clear I'm not defending racism. I know Greg well, I don't believe he's racist & he's done plenty for grassroots cricket
(to a greater extent, you could say he's not doing a lot for grassroots cricket by offending the entire australian muslim community and hiding behind the pathetic "hey you choose to be offended!" defence )
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
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TBF, leaving aside the obviously dodgy overtones, the joke wasn't awful.
The comment to Wessells is just...wow...tho. As one understands South Africans consider "kaffir" as roughly on a par as we do the n-word. Poor form and a worse defence for poor form.
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"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
What's appropriate (or what's permissable, rather) in a changing room isn't necessarily so for a public audience.
Just to echo what others have said about Kleinveldt: not a test bowler. Jerky action and it's never going to generate much more pace than he gets now. Looks to use the same dietician as Philander too.
But yeah you're right; said team clown wouldn't then go ahead and re-tell those jokes to a public audience.
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got tv on in the background did they hit kepler up about it at all?
Nah they didn't - thankfully.
Going on record to say Kleinveldt shouldn't be playing Test Cricket, in fact hopefully this is his last Test match. He could end up a decent ODI player though.
Staid, boring, and a reminder of hell on earth coming in the following four days, but the cricket being on makes them somewhat more bearable.
As Brumby said, there's a time and a place, and when someone like Ritchie defends his Muslim joke by saying "It's just a little humourous joke to indicate that they're not my favourite people of my choice" then it's safe to say there's basically no chance of him being anything than a bigoted **** who deserves nothing but contempt. That doesn't mean all race-related jokes are actually racist though; obviously they require a certain closeness and environment - you need to know the guy taking the piss isn't actually serious or it's offensive - but looking for ways to get offended out of context will just make you constantly sour.
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