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Celtic warrior
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Thrown under thexwoke bus today

Kiwi safa ozzie zimma ...non racial banter
P%%% ....racial banter


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Report brentford November 17, 2021 12:32 AM GMT
Not surprised to see Hoggard's name in the allegations...not the sharpest tool in the box ...probably just ignorant rather than dangerously racist but the idea that anyone feels race related stuff is banter in the era this stuff relates to needs a word with themselves...

played plenty of cricket and football (local level) through the 90's and early 2000's and dressing room stuff can always be pretty lively and sometimes the stuff dressed as banter is a lot more than that but even then race related stuff was totally off the menu as something acceptable...
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 12:47 AM GMT
Yeah…people don’t much like each other…get on the emergency hotline to one of the non existent gods

Why has nobody yet cottoned on that either his testimony is bullst or the commission was loaded with leading questions that would never be allowed in a court of law?

Why didn’t one of these appeasing politicians pull him up when he said he carried his dead son from hospital to graveyard?

Unless it was back in Pakistan….but then nobody carried to ask
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 17, 2021 12:54 AM GMT
IMHO what has happened here is abhorrent. Do I believe all of it... no. The majority yes.  Cannot be having he returned to Yorkshire in denial.  If Bumble did make the comments made as alleged...SKY have to sack him, as per their own standards.  However, we are on very dangerous ground going forward. Mud will stick for some f these characters innocent or not and this will be reflected in life outside sport for all society.
Report knavesmire007 November 17, 2021 9:19 AM GMT
There's two side to every story.
Ballance says it was banter.The lefties and Wokes will not hear of it,it doesn't fit their cause.The media will not hear of it either,they have to stay "on message".
It's a done appeasing deal,racism!
Report detraveller November 17, 2021 10:01 AM GMT
@dusty I think 'I had just carried my son to the graveyard' doesn't mean he literally carried him in his arms and walked to the graveyard. If that's what you're implying.

As for this episode, we've seen this before. The truth has never mattered. I don't know why people continue to live under that illusion. The thing is, your minister(the bald one, Sajid something) and your PM have tweeted support for Rafiq.

Unless you were born yesterday, you should know what that means. It means the issue has got the govt's backing. You can either stay to the side or get crushed by it. It is how the world works.

The club itself has accepted some of the allegations. Which means the allegations it has rejected doesn't matter. Rafiq can claim whatever he wants to and most of it will stick. And that's exactly what he's doing. Whether he is right on all counts or not does not matter.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 10:39 AM GMT
So it was a metaphor?
Where did they end and the actuality start then?
The holding down and pouring of wine down his throat….metaphor or actual?

I also noticed he mentioned that at the point he mentioned his alcoholism that in reality started years later.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 10:49 AM GMT
I agree with the summation about the minds being made up.
Alternative variations or personal testimony of those named are irrelevant.
Report detraveller November 17, 2021 10:49 AM GMT
Are you saying it is illegal in the UK to carry a body to the graveyard? So what you are implying is he did something illegal? and admitted to it in front of the committee?
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 10:52 AM GMT
Haha no, I don’t know the legality just that as a civilised nation it’s not what happens here, the transporting of loved ones personally.
They normally go to the morgue first too.
Just struck me as an attempt to use emotion to influence the panel.
The ‘Kevin’ thing was perhaps a harder attempt.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 10:54 AM GMT
*I have to say again, he could have actually carried his own sone from the hospital to the grave, if he did then I find that more shocking…but then the tories have been in power for a decade.Mischief
Report Whisperingdeath November 17, 2021 11:25 AM GMT
Dusty

As usual you are missing the point.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 11:27 AM GMT
Nothing acts within a vacuum. Will they be hearing from liaison officers from the surrounding area, interviewing the police to get a feel of the general feeling between communities?
Remember it was an open secret that Asian gangs were systematically targeting disaffected and vulnerable children for gang rape based on the colour of their skin.
We know the police were encouraged to do nothing, but the local people knew it was going on.
What did that do for social cohesion and the general attitudes?

So that wasn’t racism, and radicalism has no relation to Islam, just so we all know.

But ofc only white people are racist.
Report differentdrum November 17, 2021 11:28 AM GMT
Again as db has said that story of the child though extremely sad had little or nothing to do with the claims he was making so why did he choose to include something that would be so upsetting?

Has what David Lloyd apologised for been published? No doubt he was under pressure from his employer to issue an apology. Over the last couple of years it is obvious Sky have become an increasing mouthpiece for Black Lives Matter. All the banners and badges ramming it down people's throats. They don't do balance, and BBC are not far behind. Rafiq touched on it when he said he was surprised that someone employed by Sky could get away with what he considered racist.
Report Whisperingdeath November 17, 2021 11:29 AM GMT
I am a little surprised Bumble was in the frame. One bloke I would not think remotely racist is Bumble. I don’t know him so maybe I don’t know but I would like to know why he got involved, called a journalist and briefed against Rafiq. I mean why would he contact a journalist?

The HR department need shooting

The ECB were a shambles

The PCA representative is an absolute disgrace.

Yorkshire tried to bury this and did not protect their players from bullying. The whole Board should have resigned. Moxon of course has to go.
Report differentdrum November 17, 2021 11:37 AM GMT
Why are they quoting Rafiq as saying this isn't about calling out individuals when that is exactly what he has done?
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 11:40 AM GMT
I too wouldn’t have had Bumble as a racist, he seems the most amenable of characters and have never once picked up on anything with his interaction with foreign players past or present.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 11:48 AM GMT
Whisperingdeath • November 17, 2021 11:25 AM GMT
Dusty

As usual you are missing the point.


Im afraid you have got that arse upwards yet again.
Here we are comparing the non racist activities of stabbing, bombings and child rape based on colour, against the emotional inpact of team players asking an Asian if his uncle owns the corner shop...or telling a third party he has no oil.

Need some perspective here.
Report Whisperingdeath November 17, 2021 12:06 PM GMT
Like I said Dusty

You are completely missing the po8nt.
Report Timber November 17, 2021 12:07 PM GMT
Jesus wept David Lloyd said absolutely nothing wrong

This is his PRIVATE message

‘The club houses are the life blood of a club and Asian players don’t go in there’, ‘Getting subs out of Asian players is like getting blood out of stone’.’
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 12:13 PM GMT
I know this is a one sided marked deck they are playing with WD

Wonder how many accounts of asian racism they will be investigating on the hotline requesting evidence?

Its a complete sacred cow and will never even be mentioned.
Report Whisperingdeath November 17, 2021 12:43 PM GMT
Laugh

You guys are funny!

I would like to discuss this issue properly but you are not interested in the slightest and it is a waste of time so feel free to continue to use this forum to display your ignorance of cricket and prejudices.

I am truly sorry you can’t see the beauty in this wonderful game but it is your loss not mine. I am looking forward to The Ashes.
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 17, 2021 1:21 PM GMT
There is racism on both sides. Witnessed a white male being told we only listen to Indian Radio here, take it or leave it...or leave. Some and only some BLM supporters need to grow up and open their eyes when they say only whites are racist, note I said some.
However, racism is more likely to come from white people. There are people in denial if they cannot see what has happened here. Yes some of the story if it was in court would be ripped apart by a half decent Barrister.......however it has happened and is not right. What I would say going forward, anybody typing on forums,
having conversations with people need to remember, only say what you are happy to say, in the knowledge it can come back on you one day.
Report smartpunter November 17, 2021 1:26 PM GMT
Marcus Rashford. M.B.E.
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 1:38 PM GMT
WD I dont expect anything other than an Ashes whitewash
Report dustybin November 17, 2021 1:46 PM GMT
to Aus
Report DOUBLED November 17, 2021 1:51 PM GMT
More time spent on this nonsense than the "asylum seeker" trying to blow up one of our hospitals Crazy
Are the terms Paddy, Jock , Taff, Pome racist ? Just asking for a friend
Report A_T November 17, 2021 4:17 PM GMT
this is really gathering steam now - going to claim plenty of skulls before it's over. I remember 30 years ago a friend told me about a friendly match he had played involving a well-known cricketer from the home counties. This individual repeatedly called a young Asian lad who was playing "boy" - reduced him to tears. Apparently everyone thought it was very funny.
Report Whisperingdeath November 17, 2021 4:42 PM GMT
Timber17 Nov 21 12:07

Jesus wept David Lloyd said absolutely nothing wrong


So what did he apologise for Timber?
Report barstool November 17, 2021 6:06 PM GMT
Preston Cricket Club at West Cliff was a terrific ground to play on back in the seventies. A top flight Northern league Club with a thriving social club.
Not any more. The ground has deteriorated, the social side has gone and they have dropped into the Palace Shield Competition and are no better than the vlllage cricket clubs around here now.
I have heard the club is broke, has been theatened by the league for non payment of fees, poor discipline and so on.
The club draws upon the Asain community for most of its players. Most of the white players have gone.
This is what David Lloyd was talking about, it is a fact.
Report chewy11 November 17, 2021 6:08 PM GMT
Disgusting reporting, it's always ex England Captain Michael Vaughn, ex England Head Coach David Lloyd, poor Adil only gets ex Yorkshire Cricketer, they never mention he was made captain. Why?
Report DOUBLED November 17, 2021 6:39 PM GMT
Didn't realise the institutionally racist Yorkshire CC made the victimised Adil the captain of their club Whoops
Report differentdrum November 17, 2021 6:42 PM GMT
Lloyd was probably faced with the option of not apologising and Sky wouldn't want to know him, or apologise and he might still have a job. If he really felt he had done anything worth apologising for wouldn't he have done before yesterday?
Report differentdrum November 17, 2021 6:45 PM GMT
I didn't know he was captain either. I guess most of the audience who were watching yesterday didn't know either. Something else that doesn't add up. Did he even mention it yesterday?
Report A_T November 17, 2021 7:05 PM GMT
did Lloyd say he MURDERED them?
Report Whisperingdeath November 18, 2021 6:10 AM GMT
No

He said we flipping murdered ‘em
Report dustybin November 18, 2021 7:50 AM GMT
Reports now 1000 calls to the racist white ppl hotline.

Not at all surprising when the bar is set so low as the examples given…set low and unilateral, they arn’t interested in the causes or triggers they just want to hear anecdotal evidence that in anyway might be interpreted as racist, that were perpetrated by whites.

Sure fire way to further alienate the problem of integration by giving one side carte blanche.
Report dustybin November 18, 2021 8:10 AM GMT
Tino Best says education is the key.
I agree. You won’t fix anything by employing such a myopic approach of listening to every single word a white person makes waiting to find something to punish, instead of looking at the whole problem and why there is such a barrier between communities in the first place.
Report Magic__Daps November 18, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
So it seems Rafiq is a horrible racist himself....
Report differentdrum November 18, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
By his own definition Rafiq is/was a racist. So a racist calls out racists. Puts a slightly different slant on the story.   

It is shameful the way today's development has been covered. If it had been a well known white cricketer it would have been headline news, but they have deliberately pushed this back. BBC wheeled out Bose to suggest this didn't undermine his claims. Who does he think he is kidding. If this had been disclosed beforehand how does he think his claims would have been received?

Rafiq says there were no no excuses, but then in the next sentence he says he was 19. Excuses, or no excuses? You can't have it both ways. This was on record, but how much was there not on record? He apologised because he had no alternative. He wasn't sorry until the article was disclosed.

He has made fools out of that panel, the news channels, and anyone else who was willing to accept everything he said as gospel.
Report Des Pond November 18, 2021 8:42 PM GMT
I haven't followed this all that closely. But, am I to understand that this Rafiq was willing to destroy the careers of certain people by accusing them of making racist remarks, knowing full well that he has been guilty of exactly the same thing himself?
Can his claims be taken seriously after that? And if they are, what action will be taken against him?
Report dustybin November 18, 2021 8:54 PM GMT
Well said differentdrum

The cringe is strong with this one Laugh

Not only did he imply his drinking was down to others (whites) but apparently he was dropped for Eng u19 for his conduct then fined for openly calling the coach a ‘wanke r’, Twitter have hammered him as so they should, his credibility is in tatters.

I said all along these issues go both ways and lining up simply to appease one community and castigate the other unilaterally was wrong and I’ve been vindicated.
Report Whisperingdeath November 18, 2021 8:55 PM GMT
Did they make the remarks?
Report dustybin November 18, 2021 8:55 PM GMT
Apparently rafiq been caught out by these Twitter remarks….so how many more were there?
Report dustybin November 18, 2021 8:56 PM GMT
People on Twitter calling for him to resign his mental health position….all grist for the mill.
Report snowynoon November 18, 2021 9:02 PM GMT
So it seems he made racist tweets about Jewish people and people of African origin ,watching the way those mps treated him yesterday it was as if he was above making casual racist remarks which im sure most of us have made at some time in our lives .BBc tv news ,which was all over the case yesterday ,not a mention of latest development .
Report jimnast November 18, 2021 9:23 PM GMT
Yes very well said differentdrum
Report mad mad moon November 18, 2021 10:36 PM GMT
TBF it’s the headline on BBC sport home page now.
Although they haven’t published any of the tweets or memes  , unlike those allegedly made by the Yorkshire players.
And the Jewish spokesman seems to have forgiven him unequivocally which is strange!
Report alun2005 November 19, 2021 10:18 AM GMT
When does this 'victim' cricketer go to court to be tried for his anti-semitic remarks?

As of this month, people making anti-semitic remarks online can find themselves behind bars for their nauseating actions.

.
https://news.sky.com/story/chelsea-football-fan-jailed-for-racist-and-antisemitic-tweets-aimed-at-spurs-fans-12460712
Report differentdrum November 19, 2021 10:58 AM GMT
There is a difference between being the headline on the sports page, and fourth or fifth story on the news and a brief discussion with the extremely lightweight Natalie Perks who looked really worried she might say the wrong thing throughout.

It has taken less than 24 hours to confirm my suspicions regarding headlines. Alex Hales was lead story today. We now know he is guilty of having extremely poor taste in 'music'.
Report Celtic warrior November 19, 2021 11:36 AM GMT
Does anyone remember that prize woke ticket trudeau blacking up his face at a frat party. Reported about five years ago when the cancel cukture was very different.

Alex halescshould have just remained quiet. His careercwill now be quickly cancelled.
Report dustybin November 19, 2021 11:50 AM GMT
It wasnt that long ago Prince Harry dressed as a Nazi from recollection

These newage liberals suggest its a change for the better...I say it's getting extremely close to telling you what you must think.
Report salmon spray November 19, 2021 12:09 PM GMT
Watching Hales this morning I was reminded of the Moscow show trials " I sincerely repent of my actions. I now realise that my actions were criminal and treacherous and that the Communist Party is always right. Long live Comrade Stalin. Now take me out and shoot me like I deserve "
We're not QUITE there yet but it is looking a bit that way.
Report Celtic warrior November 19, 2021 12:46 PM GMT
Salmon we are very close to that now.

Everyone in an office is nervous to say any joke or funny comment. Its so so boring

I remember that prince harry in his hitler gear. Back pre megs when he was normal with a sense of humour
Report Whisperingdeath November 19, 2021 1:00 PM GMT
Some very sad Englishmen around if they are “ scared “ to say anything!

Makes you wonder what The Glorious dead fought for sounds like a nation of worms, pathetic.!
Report Whisperingdeath November 19, 2021 1:02 PM GMT
For some reason Celtic Warrior I didn’t see you working in an office. Is English the first language?
Report Celtic warrior November 19, 2021 1:23 PM GMT
Whisper. Been trapped in an office all my working life. Things have got progressively worse down tge years

Dont ever get drunk at at office xmas party whatever you do these days

I only work part time now so i go racing most fridays.



Ascot is packed today. Tge power of free entry,
Report swiftynifty November 19, 2021 1:34 PM GMT
It seems if you are in on the joke it's banter, if you are the butt of it it's RACISM.
Report Whisperingdeath November 19, 2021 1:35 PM GMT
Laugh

Have you ever opened your drawer on a Monday morning and found either puke or a pair of women’s knickers?

I worked in an office onceWink
Report Whisperingdeath November 19, 2021 1:37 PM GMT
It’s also bullying nifty

and Yorkshire CCC allowed it to go on. They didn’t even turn a blind eye. They were part of it. The geezer was paid out 200 Large, why?
Report swiftynifty November 19, 2021 1:44 PM GMT
you'd hope grown men would've recognised the difference between the 2.
Report dustybin November 19, 2021 1:46 PM GMT
For what I expected to be a whistleblowing infront of the committee the otherday there was an awful lot Id have called benign.
If that was a selection of the best examples he had I can honstely see why 36 of his 43 allegations were dismissed by the legal firm.
Report Whisperingdeath November 19, 2021 2:42 PM GMT
So then dusty you are prepared to brush his anti Semitic remarks under the carpet like the hierarchy at Yorkshire?
Report dustybin November 19, 2021 3:38 PM GMT
What?
Ive already said he's s hit the bed but calling foul only to have been found doing the same

But push come to shove I couldnt give a rats arse for any of the comments, its all fair game in my book.
Shrinking violets can go cry in the corner
Report dustybin November 19, 2021 4:05 PM GMT
Just to be clear on that
You wont find any of those words used by me on a public forum
But I grew up from a different time and place to all this new script so how can I feel sensitive to it, I think most over a certain age will be the same....infact to me grassing is far worse
I know that isnt in tune with this recent offended generation but Ive said Ill let others worry and Ill stick to my books and Im not reliant on others for money, so my integrity isnt rolling around like a p isshead on a ship.
Report detraveller November 19, 2021 5:40 PM GMT
So if I understand this correctly, Rafiq has been caught making anti semitic remarks in the past. And no one has the balls to call him out for that?

What has bumble got to fear? A job? If people aren't trying to stand up for themselves, what's the point in whining about all this? I don't get it.I you've spread you arse cheeks wide, why complain when people come and fk it?
Report barstool November 19, 2021 6:35 PM GMT
Just turned three news channels off. All the same old name calling stuff. What a weasly wet nosed bunch of politically minded reporters and commentators they are now. Jobsworths in straight jackets, robotic almost. Not an opinion amongst any them other than than what the book says.

24 hour rolling news must be the worst thing that ever happened. It seems at times like they are looking anywhere and everywhere to find something they can use to drive their own agenga.

People will tire of it, (if they have not done so already). The message will get lost and fall on deaf ears, ending up doing the opposite of what was intended.

My own cricket club was thinking of getting an overseas player in next year. I doubt it will happen now.
Report detraveller November 19, 2021 6:43 PM GMT
People won't get tired of news channels because they don't listen to them. Young people don't. Its just the previous generation that for some reason still believes that reporting can be fair. It cannot. There will always be an agenda. You just don't see it when you are on the right side of it.
Report chewy11 November 22, 2021 9:03 AM GMT
Pulse Oximeters will be the next to banned. What chance have they got?
Report swiftynifty November 23, 2021 3:20 PM GMT
We must change our centuries old traditions to accomodate others. They must not be made to adapt. All banter and drinking of alcohol for team bonding and match winning celebrations must be banned.
Report Whisperingdeath November 23, 2021 4:37 PM GMT
Bullying is very much a Yorkshire trait.
Report differentdrum November 27, 2021 11:33 AM GMT
After Rafiq had been exposed the news channels didn't know where to go.

So why has Michael Vaughan decided to do an interview with the grinning vacuum? He has consistently denied saying what he has been accused of so why has he felt the need to do is and potentially ignite the fire again? BBC rubbing their hands.
Report geoff m November 27, 2021 6:28 PM GMT
Vaughans constant all about him being the victim here.

Finally pennys dropped(income dried up) or he now feels obliged to offer some form of empathy with Rafiq as hes lost his commentator role
Report ribero1 November 30, 2021 7:42 AM GMT
Think the momentum is now with Vaughan,support in the media for him building,think he'll keep his career now and why not?
Report Whisperingdeath November 30, 2021 11:41 AM GMT
Why not?

He is not very good!

They are moving away from Ex Captains, even players to people who can articulate about cricket.
Report Whisperingdeath December 3, 2021 1:17 PM GMT
Moxon and Gale Gale gawn……Good!
Report dustybin December 4, 2021 8:19 AM GMT
Andrew Gale taking legal action.
About time some objective analysis was introduced into this scenario. Up to now it’s all been about a trial by the woke public opinion, where everything said by certain people is taken as total truth and all actions by others to have been completely malevolent.
Report Whisperingdeath December 4, 2021 9:46 AM GMT
Good. I hope it costs him a fortune! Let him have his day in court!
Report dustybin December 4, 2021 10:15 AM GMT
The Times today is reporting on a ‘player revolt’ following the sacking of 16 members of staff…..
It is pretty shocking if that ‘evidence’ given to the committee the other week is the basis of this over reaction.
Report dustybin December 4, 2021 10:26 AM GMT
It’s clear WD that you and I have very different opinions on ‘justice’, but don’t you feel in anyway insecure about the significance of the allegations?
They were very weak and such as you have lapped it all up and concluded guilt and started banging the tubs as though racism is unilaterally a white man’s disease and that there is no bar too low when apportioning blame.
Report Whisperingdeath December 4, 2021 10:42 AM GMT
No Dusty,

There was some racism there, maybe a great deal more ignorance and stupidity and there was a lot of bullying and the turning of a blind eye.

We certainly do not know for sure what happened but there is a strong suspicion that plenty of untoward stuff went on.

Let it all come out in Court.. Gale can do an impression of a one legged Tarzan for all I care and lose his mo eh.
Report dustybin December 4, 2021 11:18 AM GMT
Well if I were of the belief that only one side were getting abused significantly I'd have wanted to hear something more substantial from a 'whistleblower' than we did.
'Kevin' and 'Steve' arn't. Neither is asking if your uncle owns the corner shop (when the integritty Tsar used the same generalisation)
I accept the forced drinking of wine would be considered serious, but not the personal choice to start drinking years later.

Where has rafiq gone btw?
Ive not heard from him since he was found to have used his own racial slurs.
Report Whisperingdeath December 4, 2021 11:55 AM GMT
Perhaps you should read his deposition to the Parliamentary Committee.
Report dustybin December 4, 2021 11:58 AM GMT
You'd have thought he'd have played his best cards in front of the camera though wouldnt you?
Report Whisperingdeath December 6, 2021 12:23 PM GMT
Gough is an excellent appointment.
Report differentdrum December 6, 2021 2:41 PM GMT
I see Gough has been well rewarded for saying all the 'right things'. I wonder how many people were considered who even remotely criticised racist Rafiq?
Report Whisperingdeath December 6, 2021 3:18 PM GMT
Since when have any of you been against racism and bullying!
Report swiftynifty December 21, 2021 1:06 PM GMT
Another victim. Bumble's gone from SKY now.
Report swiftynifty December 21, 2021 1:09 PM GMT
Speak the truth but if the truth doesn't fit the narrative, on yer bike.
Report brentford December 21, 2021 1:16 PM GMT
about time Bumble went regardless...the jokes were getting weaker and the serious contribution even more so...shame as he was good for both at one stage...yet another kept on too long..
Report swiftynifty December 21, 2021 1:28 PM GMT
You may be right, but he hasn't gone for those reasons though, as we all know.
Report Whisperingdeath December 21, 2021 3:48 PM GMT
Why has he gone and what did he do or say?
Report dustybin March 2, 2023 6:45 PM GMT
I just read Vaughan's lawyer cross examine Rashid and Rafiq and the whole case against Vaughan looks dubious as hell.

There have been many errors in statements, incorrect references, a disparity of what was actually said, a difference of who heard the single comment and a number of revelations that just undermine the whole thing.

Firstly Rashid cant recall anything other than the comment, and it is different to what Rafiq recalls, but both agree it wasnt meant as racist....so whythefook are we even here?
Stoner asked what made the comment upset Rafiq and he said the reference to 'you lot' refering to Asians (he also stated everyone heard it and it seems only 2 did) but then Stoner revealed:

Stoner reads out the ECB interview with former Yorkshire and England bowler Ajmal Shahzad in which he says there is "every chance" that him or Rash [Adil Rashid] would've said "you lot" about a group of English players.e

So selective racism it seems. As to how much impact it made on Rafiq Stomer showed the incident that was captured without sound on Sky and Rafiq admits he wasnt offended and is seen joking and smiling....only for it 11 years later to be refered to as racist and insulting and hurtful, asked why he didnt say anything at the time Rafiq said he thought he couldnt, yet

Stoner returns to Shahzad's ECB interview and reads part where Shahzad says Rafiq is a "prickly character" and there is "no way in hell" he wouldn't have spoken up if someone said something to him that he was upset or offended by.


Theres plenty more that just ruins the whole allegation if anyone cares to read through it. The guy in my mind is a chancer and a douche.
Report 1830 March 4, 2023 7:12 PM GMT
Wnts a massive set me up for life payout and a job for life giving talks about racism  FACT
Report dustybin March 5, 2023 12:57 PM GMT
Its remarkable, but predictable how one sided all this has been and you just know the judgement will be in favour of Rafiq.

But some other things I learned from reading through the questioning.

Bresnan's lawyer wanted to know why he was being held accountable for referring to Rashid and Rafiq as 'The Brothers', when the ECB thmselves called them the 'Spin Twins', the ECB said that was irrelevant. How?

Also the ECB are financing Rafiq's security, I didnt know that before.
I also didnt know that Rafiq's business partnership with Rashid was a failure, or that Ms Neto stated on record Rashid had told her several times he was being pressured by Rafiq to back up his claim. She even stood as a witness, was cross examined and confirmed it (Rashid denied it...but here we are again, in a he said she said scenario that her testimony will probably get ignored and his relied on.

Also PCA Matthew Wood stood by his comment that Rafiq was categorically asked as part of an anti racism scheme if he had experienced any and he said no.
Wood also declared Rafiq had 'used his Asian' (heritage) to get privilege with the ECB's coaching course after the deadline had passed after joking with Wood that it didnt matter the deadline had passed he would still get on (and did)

OFC there are what look more cut and dried cases against Hogard and Bresnan, who have admitted using what is classed as racist bantor, but the only people who think that doesnt happen or infact go both ways have had a sterile upbringing and judge a totally artificial scenario well after the event.
Report Manoleeds March 31, 2023 11:20 AM BST
Not guilty https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-11923845/Former-England-ca...
Report dambuster March 31, 2023 12:17 PM BST
Can Vaughan sue him for defamation of character ?
Report alun2005 March 31, 2023 5:18 PM BST
Well done Mr Vaughan for rising so magnificently above the contemptible charges made against you. You won by an innings and several hundred. And rightly so. Let us hope he and his lawyers show ZERO mercy to those who have conspired against him in cricket and the media.

Well done again Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root last Summer for those unforgettable and unprecedented test match batting performances that lit up the sporting year at home. What a perfect reponse to the nauseating claims that had been made against Yorkshire cricket.
Report SlippyBlue March 31, 2023 8:11 PM BST
Yes indeed Alun, a very pleasing outcome.
Report mafeking April 1, 2023 2:39 PM BST
the ecb comfortably the worst run major sporting organisation in the country and that amid stiff competition obviously
Report Whisperingdeath April 2, 2023 5:48 PM BST

Can Vaughan sue him for defamation of character ?


Of course he can. He will just need a lot of money to pay both sets of solicitors when he loses.

Why don’t you send him some money dambuster to help with the fees?
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