For most of my fellow Queenslanders, and their counterparts in New South Wales the only thing that matters today is that the next “State of origin” Game is on tonight Heck the big news story yesterday was that “shock!! Horror!!!!” the NSW coach made some rather thuggish and hurtful racist remarks, to be entirely honest why should we expect meat headed sports people to be politically correct “nice” people? They are good at only one thing and that is chasing a bit of pig skin up and down a grassy field and trying to bring each other to the ground. It is surely too much to expect that they be paragons of political virtue as well. Now I know that My southern friends will get all high and mighty about the clear superiority of the four post game but spare a thought for the mountain that those bedraggled wearers of the blue jersey have to get over. Queensland have beaten them four seasons in a row and the chances are that tonight will see that become five in a row. Now that puts enormous pressure on a coach to get some face saving results and he may have tried to push some of the buttons that his players have been trying to hide just to get that little bit of effort out of them and he may have just forgotten that everything is public these days.
Personally I cringe when ever I hear someone make a racist remark but I am a realist who understands that people often speak before they think about what they are saying and that sometimes the reaction to those badly chosen words far exceeds the speakers actual feelings about race and the differences between people. To the politically correct it is a mortal sin to even think there are different “races” but then those same PC enthusiasts will laugh at “blond jokes” which as a fair haired person I find offensive. The point is human beings will always find some difference to deride in their competitive opponents and if such things are offensive to some people is that really such a big deal???
Anyway Go the Maroons Comrades