The recent race feud between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton basically calling Obama a “boy” and the Senator Macaca mess — all reminded me of the Indian cricketer being accused for racism as he called names while playing a test cricket series in Australia last month. The Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh was accused of calling Andrew Symonds “a monkey” in the Sydney test cricket in Australia and was subsequently banned for next three matches. Here is Symonds in play:
An Indian cricketer calling names of the host is supposed to be the eighth wonder of the world. Or, I think this is a time for brutal directness – calling a spade a spade.