Friday, March 14, 2008

Nella was Raped

Andre Nel was dropped this last week for the tour to India. It is a widely and openly known fact that he was dropped because he was white. Charl Langevelt was added at Nella’s expense. Love him or hate him, you have to admit the he is rather entertaining. And what’s more he is being blantantly and very publically raped by Cricket SA.

Johan Botha was also dropped for Robin Petersen, not a quota selection I am sure. Nella then proceeded to take 4 sticks and pick up the man of the match award in the first ODI vs Bangladesh. He didn’t rock up to collect his award and that caused quite a stir. A little childish? Yes ok maybe, but the man was quite rightly pissed off.

Many People don’t agree with the quota system. I am one of them. Not because I am white, but because it screws our sport up. We are the only country in the world that has to put up with this crap. There have been absolutely no examples of where the quota system has helped a team. Come on, Name one? I dare you!! You can’t can you? That’s because there are none. There are many good black and coloured players, but they would make the sides by irrespective of the colour of their skin.

It’s a shame to see it happening. One just wonders when it will end? When will the representative teams be picked on merit and not according to a quota system. When Hell freezes over maybe, or when the appoint Jambles as SA Rugby Coach. I hear there have been moves to incorporate his management expertise into the WP Womans Touch Rugby Team.

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