Daily Archives: January 10, 2008

Harbhajan Race Row: A New Zealander’s View

If there’s one misguided, horrifying comment post about the Harbhajan Row, it’s this one (taken from press.co.nz) by Matt Rickens of the Walkato Times:


Let me quote the first paragraph for you, followed by the picture used:

Puffy bright lips, round face surrounded by masses of hair and a dark complexion … to me, Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds looks like a primate.

Not many could look at this picture of a spider monkey and see no resemblance to Symonds. In fact, you might reasonably ask which is which?

I don’t mean it in a racist way, but he actually does look like a monkey. It’s not because of his skin colour, although that is obviously a contributing factor.”




Filed under Andrew Symonds, Australia, Australia v India Cricket Row, Harbhajan, New Zealand Press, Racism, Sport