They have no care for her, no care for him, no care for their children, no care for the spirit of cricket, nothing.
Yes. That would be for South African cricket officials, who should be better than that, to join in the “joke,” to think its funny, to pose for photos with those wearing the masks.
So is Australia blameless in the whole piece? No, we bloody well are not.
Because when they hold the World Sledging Olympics, we could send our cricket team, and very likely win “Gold, Gold, Gold for Australia”. We more or less invented the sport nigh on 50 years ago, we’ve refined it over the years, we know all the angles – delighting in making those angles ever sharper – and have used it to our advantage to win matches. And never mind how we bloody well did it, we won, so what do we care?
The whole thing has got so out of hand it has become a toxic boomerang, continually hitting us in the back of the head, damaging our good name around the world.
It is for the captain of the South African cricket team, Faf Du Plessis, and their acting chief executive Thabang Moroe , to say to their fans: “Stop these masks, stop these chants, stop this nonsense. You embarrass our fine country.”