Post by Btms Post by Sid Nuncius Post by Btms
As we have featured cricket both real and pretend here,I feel its ok to
snort my opprobrium at the current brouhaha over the Ozzie cheating
scandal. Seeing the cheating toad piping his eye over what he calls making
a mistake and I call distress at being caught, just winds me up. I get
really gritty when I hear what sounds like sympathy for his obvious
distress. Surely, he is a cocky little sh1t who is hugely embarrassed for
being caught*. Oaiam?
Cheating seems to be endemic in the world. Not naive enough to think its a
new concept but grizzling over being caught is only tolerable to me for an
under five year old.
*any suggestion that he isn’t the only one, does not change my attitude;
should this be your plea in mitigation for the little twerp.
YANAM. Couldn't have put it better myself. And seeing David Warner -
David bloody *Warner*, for heaven's sake - doing the same raises
whingeing hypocrisy to an even more exalted level.
I have now seen the Warner performance. I appreciate how large cricket
looms in the Ozzie psyche and imho the triumph the old Colonies display
when beating England is something about an inferiority complex which they
would do better to let go of in the 21st Century. I am beginning to
suspect the production of tears and rushing away from the press.
As a cricket appreciator and buff your views are well grounded in the game.
Mine are just based on the part of me that abhors unfairness in all its
forms. Thank you for responding.
My pleasure. And those of us who remember this:
might possibly be forgiven for feeling some schadenfreude at this:
It's not just the premeditated, group-planned cheating and subsequent
lying (although that is simply appalling in itself), it's also the
sententious piousness with which those concerned have presented
themselves to the public for years while behaving quite abominably on
My apologies to those who think there has been disproportionate
attention given to this, but to those of us who have loved the game for
decades this really does matter. I also think that honesty and
integrity in all aspects of public life are important. I do accept,
though, that in the grand scheme of things and especially current
geopolitical developments, it's not of the highest significance.
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)