Geoff Boycott

Geoff Boycott

Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

22 Aug 2017, 15:45 #1

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

22 Aug 2017, 15:57 #2

Shocking that he weren't knighted by the Antiguan Government like Curtley Ambrose, Viv Richards and Richie Richardson!!
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

22 Aug 2017, 16:28 #3

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
Embarrassing. He definitely knows better so old age can't be an excuse.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

22 Aug 2017, 17:47 #4

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
Can we know what he said?
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

22 Aug 2017, 17:55 #5

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41010324
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

22 Aug 2017, 18:52 #6

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
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.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

22 Aug 2017, 19:20 #7

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
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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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

22 Aug 2017, 21:13 #8

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
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.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

22 Aug 2017, 21:42 #9

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
He may been a great player, but he's rarely shown much class as a human being.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

23 Aug 2017, 06:15 #10

Shameful comment from him. Very surprised the BBC haven't taken stronger action against him.
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?
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