Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Cricket Test

From the Telegraph:
Sajid Mahmood, England's first Asian fast bowler, shrugged off taunts from Muslim fans at Headingley yesterday to deliver victory for his side, who wrapped up the series with a 167-run win after dismissing Pakistan for 155.

Targeted by chants of "traitor" from one hostile section of the crowd, Mahmood responded by cupping his ear when he picked up the first of four crucial wickets.

"It started off pretty light-hearted," Mahmood said afterwards, "but then it did get a bit personal. They gave me a lot of chat down on the boundary, so when I got that wicket I thought I would see what they had to say about it.

"I got quite a mixed reaction. Every time I walked down to that specific corner there were a couple of people clapping and a few hurling abuse. I didn't know what to do, so I just ignored them. I thought they would shut up when I took a few wickets, but they just kept going."
An emailer to Five Live said that the morons who called Mahmood a traitor booed during England's victory presentation and then cheered the Pakistan team. The obvious question - why don't they go and live there then?

Update. On a related note, Jonz has news of the Israeli cricket team's disrupted tour. (Hat tip Alison)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

England - Love It or Leave It !!!!

12:43 pm  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

bbc says its news coverage is wonderful...

1:22 pm  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

The BBC is consistently accurate.

1:31 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

A tiny cricket match played by Israelis is the target of a focused HATE campaign

c/o Drunken Blogging...

2:15 pm  
Anonymous alison said...

Ive done it again - repeating myself ;)

2:16 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

"The obvious question - why don't they go and live there then?" Maybe they can't afford the fare? Anyone care for a whip round? I think one of the most inspiring sights in the world must be the sight of a Muslim in the departure lounge.

2:19 pm  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...


It's becuase of the welfare state that they stay, parasiting off us, whilst they attempt to ruin the U.K.

2:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the unemployed rate among uk muslims? 40 per cent? if thats the case, how come very poor Eastern Europeans seem to manage to get enough money together to emigrate to the UK , and then find a job on top of that - with the added disadvantage of being barely able to speak English. the jobs are usually back breaking work, but work it is all the same.

heard anyone complaining about Polish layabouts sponging off the state?

thought not.

2:35 pm  
Anonymous Clematis Fraudster said...

Martin McCague, Craig White and, IIRC, Andrew Strauss have all received good rollickings from Australian and South African crowds because they chose to play for England.

A similar principle applies in the case of Saj (who is a god, btw) although it does seem weird that he was booed by his own countrymen (in both senses of the word) at a home Test match.

One wonders if this heckling was motivated by Mahmood turning his back on Pakistan. Or did people boo him because he is a Muslim Janjua playing for a team of Infidels?

Hard to tell.

Pakistan's cricketers are openly devout - word is that Yousuf Yohanna (formerly the sole Christian in the side) 'reverted' to Islam because the other players refused to have anything to do with him.


4:00 pm  
Anonymous Umbongo said...


"heard anyone complaining about Polish layabouts sponging off the state" No, not yet anyway, because EU citizens have to be here for 12 months before they qualify for benefits. Even so, I suspect that Polish claimants will be thin on the ground even then.

5:36 pm  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

They've been an asset to Balham in London since WW2 (when the UK disgraced itself re poland after beating Germany).

6:17 pm  
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