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    How does supporting Tendulkar make him an Indian supporter? I don't see any logic. I am 99% sure :P he supports England over India since he grew up in England and PLAYS for England. Furthermore, he probably has a number of mates in the English circuit and the English team, so I don't see any British Indian in his position supporting India over England.
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    Considering what you've said, I think you probably hang around with the most aggrieved and bigoted people ever, assuming that you do hang around with enough :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    How does supporting Tendulkar make him an Indian supporter? I don't see any logic. I am 99% sure :P he supports England over India since he grew up in England and PLAYS for England. Furthermore, he probably has a number of mates in the English circuit and the English team, so I don't see any British Indian in his position supporting India over England.
    Mr Centurymaker, as previously mentioned, you are from NZ. You have absolutely no idea how it works over here and are simply making assumptions. See my previous post. I was talking about all the British Asians born here obviously, like me. Yet you are blabbering on about him growing up in England so he supports England. I guess all the majority of those Indian fans at Edgbaston flew in from India did they? Or recently migrated?

    You have absolutely no idea and FYI I have moved into many diverse areas due to my job so have come across a wide spectrum of people.

    If you think you can switch off your feelings for your country then you are crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendulkar_200* View Post
    I'll bear that in mind when you are wheeled in with an acute emergency haha.
    One wonders what your employers would make of this sort of threat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendulkar_200* View Post
    Mr Centurymaker, as previously mentioned, you are from NZ. You have absolutely no idea how it works over here and are simply making assumptions. See my previous post. I was talking about all the British Asians born here obviously, like me. Yet you are blabbering on about him growing up in England so he supports England. I guess all the majority of those Indian fans at Edgbaston flew in from India did they? Or recently migrated?

    You have absolutely no idea and FYI I have moved into many diverse areas due to my job so have come across a wide spectrum of people.

    If you think you can switch off your feelings for your country then you are crazy
    well that's your problem right there. if you love a country enough to make it your new home, it is your country. you might support the one you were born in, but wouldn't by omission make the new country "not yours."

    if you were born in a country different to your parents or further back, and considered the country they were born in as yours, you have a particularly twisted viewpoint and i would suggest difficulty in finding any fulfilment in life whatsoever.
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    and i mean i find the whole idea of nationalism very simpleminded. when i was a child i was feverent, but having experienced more people who happen to live in the same place, half of them are ****s anyway

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    How's about Nasser Hussain, Tendulkar 200*? Born in Madras, but do you think he supports anyone other than England? Also, I don't ever recall Hussain being booed playing in England for England. I would suggest that these chaps booing the England team for no reason are a bunch of syphilitic ****s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    How's about Nasser Hussain, Tendulkar 200*? Born in Madras, but do you think he supports anyone other than England? Also, I don't ever recall Hussain being booed playing in England for England. I would suggest that these chaps booing the England team for no reason are a bunch of syphilitic ****s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Careful, you wouldn't want to end up on the wrong end of a Hippocratic oath-violating threat.
    It's okay, I don't live in the UK therefore I can't comment anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendulkar_200* View Post
    In my life throughout childhood, school, university and now working in healthcare this has been the overwhelming opinion. A guy from NZ is no position otherwise to reflect on the position of British Asians. If you think it was just "me and my tearaway friends" booing at the ground for it to be audible lol. I wasn't booing for the record, as mentioned I couldn't care less who he plays for. I still maintain he supports India as 99% of British Asians do. I highly doubt he was in that minority and his idol is Tendulkar, not Atherton/Gower.

    For your information, I went to the game with English and Indian supporters and had a wonderful time. You would expect them to understand the culture better than you.
    So his cricket idol isn't an Englishmen? Neither is mine but I still support England.

    And you really need to stop and think about this for a moment. He may have supported India when he was a kid, but it's different once you start playing for your country. I care more about my local clubs fortunes more than the national sides. And that isn't because I have a much stronger love for a small area in North London relative to the whole country, it's because I have friends who play for them, work my socks off to help them do well as it helps me too, and just in general support them having followed and played for them for a number of years. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Bopara supports India over all the other teams, but there's something seriously not right in your head if you think, say, Bopara wanted India to win their test series against England last November/December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendulkar_200* View Post
    In my life throughout childhood, school, university and now working in healthcare this has been the overwhelming opinion. A guy from NZ is no position otherwise to reflect on the position of British Asians. If you think it was just "me and my tearaway friends" booing at the ground for it to be audible lol. I wasn't booing for the record, as mentioned I couldn't care less who he plays for. I still maintain he supports India as 99% of British Asians do. I highly doubt he was in that minority and his idol is Tendulkar, not Atherton/Gower.

    For your information, I went to the game with English and Indian supporters and had a wonderful time. You would expect them to understand the culture better than you.
    Considering the substantial amount of British Asian are not in fact India I have significant doubts towards the accuracy of this claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    there's something seriously not right in your head if you think, say, Bopara wanted India to win their test series against England last November/December.
    It's also seriously insults Bopara's professionalism and integrity, which is totally unjustified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    One wonders what your employers would make of this sort of threat.
    Nice try, but there was no "threat." In fact, a patient abusing staff is not looked to kindly upon, then again, your mouth would be zipped then wouldn't it? Only on the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Considering the substantial amount of British Asian are not in fact India I have significant doubts towards the accuracy of this claim.
    Yeah you know what I meant. British Indian-99% will support India. Or British Asian (India, Pak, Bang)-99% will support their home country. Touche on the choice of home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    It's also seriously insults Bopara's professionalism and integrity, which is totally unjustified.
    No it doesn't. You cannot switch of your feelings.

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