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Learie Constantine and WWII

Richard

Cricket Web Staff Member
And we were quick to drop Duleep after the SA tourists complained about his presence in the 1st test in 1929.
What sheer cheek. Imagine marching into someone else's country and projecting your prejudices onto the selection of their sporting teams.

All the same I've often wondered what pre-Apartheid South Africa was really like for those of colour.
 

wpdavid

International Coach
What sheer cheek. Imagine marching into someone else's country and projecting your prejudices onto the selection of their sporting teams.

All the same I've often wondered what pre-Apartheid South Africa was really like for those of colour.
They did the same during a rugby tour of NZ, apparently 'disgusted' at having to pay against Maoris in one of the games.

As for pre-1948 SA: not fun, I would imagine. But yes, it would be interesting to find out. I've always assumed that the election simply put into statute what was going on anyway. Or at least what was the over-riding attitude of white SA towards those of colour.
 

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