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Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017 at 4:45 PM
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Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.

 
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Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 4:57 PM 

Shocking that he weren't knighted by the Antiguan Government like Curtley Ambrose, Viv Richards and Richie Richardson!!

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 5:28 PM 

Embarrassing. He definitely knows better so old age can't be an excuse.

 
 
Brian
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 6:47 PM 

Can we know what he said?

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 6:55 PM 


 
 
Brian
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 7:52 PM 

Pretty crass. I thought I could see some substance behind his argument, in that many of these knighthoods have been handed out by the individual Caribbean islands rather than the British government, but in fact it doesn't hold water. There are many great West Indian players who never got knighthoods of any kind, although I think that is in many cases because they are not eligible - e.g. Lara, being from Trinidad and Tobago, a separate republic if I understand the situation correctly.
Anyway, not to his credit, at all.

 
 
Alibor
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 8:20 PM 

Maybe Geoff was thinking about West Indians like Conrad Hunte, Andy Roberts and Richie Richardson who were all knighted, whereas others like Clive Lloyd, Brian Lara, Charlie Griffith, Malcolm Marshall etc were not. Actually there have not been as many post war English top cricketers knighted as West Indian. In cricketing terms, Geoff certainly should have received a knighthood and the farcical French affair and the way the case was handled by the court was eventually shown to be a miscarriage of justice.


    
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Geoff B
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August 22 2017, 10:13 PM 

I thought at first it had happened on this TMS tea time feature which they may well not be continuing.

Poor old Geoffrey, he really feels he deserves a knighthood and sharing a commentary box with Sir Curtley Ambrose must have been playing on his mind.

Hope his fulsome apology is an end of it.

I felt there was a glimmer of a chance of him being recognised before it was too late.

This won't have helped.

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 22 2017, 10:42 PM 

He may been a great player, but he's rarely shown much class as a human being.

 
 
Alibor
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 7:15 AM 

Well Seasdog like many Yorkshiremen he says it as he sees it and who are we to judge - or the gutter press for that matter?

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 7:33 AM 

Just saying it as I see it, Alibor.

 
 
Lew
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 8:16 AM 

I don't see this as a racist comment to be honest but something you cannot say these days.

Firstly, its very offensive and secondly, is going to get hammered for saying something so bitter.

He has rightly apologised but he should know by now not to say it.

 
 
YorkTyke
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 9:29 AM 

Then I suggest you are seeing it wrongly Seadog73. Read Jonathon Agnew's autobiography for a more rounded view of Boycott's personality.

 
 
Martin
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 12:28 PM 

It has always seemed to me that those who feel the need to gripe about not being awarded honour are demonstrating why they are unsuitable.

 
 
garywilson
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 1:37 PM 

Quite interesting list . Far fewer than i expected from England and some not even First class cricketers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cricketers_who_were_knighted#Australia


    
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Stu
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 2:47 PM 

The complete "honours" system is a joke anyway. Why should people get honours for doing a well paid job. Heads of civil service depts, chief constables always get them. Sportsmen or women get them despite being paid enormous amounts. Entertainers get them despite earning millions for doing a job, some of them very badly. MP`s retire and get one. Even the bloke who fiddled the BHS pensions out of everyone got one.

Do away with the complete mess, or just award them to volunteers who do something outstanding for no financial reward. They deserve some recognition. 99% of those who receive honours don`t deserve them.


    
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Leg Glance
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 3:18 PM 

I suspect that GB agrees with your point Stu but phrased it far too clumsily

 
 
Stu
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 3:21 PM 

I agree re GB, it was his point of view, but he expressed it completely in a crass and insensitive way. He would have been better served to have said nothing at all!!

 
 
Martin
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 3:53 PM 

This is the sort of discussion that we have when there is no cricket for three weeks!

To add to the pot, what we don't know is who REFUSED an honour. This list is interesting (and look at the last name under the knighthood section)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_have_declined_a_British_honour


 
 
Alibor
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Re: Geoff Boycott

August 23 2017, 5:20 PM 

Agree with Stu that the honours system is rotten to the core, just like politicians, who decide who receives them and who does not.
For example, corrupt politicians have been given them but great sportspersons havs not, because of non sporting reasons like the greatest flat race jockey ever, Lester Piggot.

 
 
 
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