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:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/thepress/4350433a6429.html

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.”

Shocker...

David.

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

2 responses to “Harbhajan Race Row: A New Zealander’s View

  1. I don’t mean it in a racist way, but he actually does look like a monkey.

    Ummm, Matt being an obviously stupid person wouldn’t understand this, but that’s why calling black people “monkey” IS racist, because (to some people) they look like them. Most of us though have enough manners and common sense not to say it.

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