Today Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday. I find it quite ironic that the sport which made him world-famous is now under serious scrutiny after a rather unfortunate incident between two British boxers in Munich. It’s usually said that there are two sides to every story. I’m just not sure what reason either of these boxers can come up with that will justify acting like hooligans. David Haye and Dereck Chisora are a disgrace to their sporting code.
Much has been said about the boxers that has nothing to do with the sport. Chisora is a Zimbabwean born British boxer and it is quite shocking to see how many people are calling for him to be sent back to Africa. I’m just going to put those comments down to general ignorance and blatant racism.
Since arriving in the united kingdom I can’t help but notice the double standards particularly in sport. If you do well and excel you’re more than welcome to raise the British flag. Just ask Murray the tennis star the moment he is less than fantastic it is made very clear that he is Scottish. I’ve not heard one complaint about the five South African born cricketers who took England to the top of the cricket rankings. It’s just unacceptable to treat people in this dismissive way. By all means call for the banning of the sportsmen who’ve brought their sport into disrepute. It doesn’t have to be personal!