No reason for Dawn to retract ‘ racist’ remarks
I CAN’T sit on my hands on this one. I have never been a fan of tennis, in fact I hate the game, but I feel that I must come in on the side of Dawn Fraser.
From where I stand, she has nothing to apologise for. She was telling it the way she saw it. Nick Kyrgios was acting like a prize prat ... very unprofessional and unsportsmanlike. I saw this, too. Tantrums don’t win matches.
OK, what she said on the Today show was wrong and she regrets it. It was said in the heat of the moment, and she was branded racist for the comment – but there was no racist remark intended.
Haven’t we all had a gutful of political correctness? It seems that we are gradually losing our right to free speech. Are we starting to see austerity by stealth? If so, this is a very dangerous path we’re taking.
The last thing we want or need is for us to go down the same road as North Korea, heaven forbid.
NINE’S unfortunate treatment of Cameron Smith and the NRL highlights the importance of giving channels 7 and 10 a go at the broadcast rights. To put up with a threequarter- year program is bad enough, but now this grubby go at Origin time is pathetic.
DAVID EDE, Magnetic Island.
APOLOGY: Dawn Fraser has said sorry for making what many consider were racist comments.