GEOFF BOYCOTT IS A NATIONAL TREASURE –
23rd August 2017
AND A CRICKETING LEGEND
No England Test player has been awarded with the honour for services to cricket since Sir Alec Bedser in 1997, although Sir Ian Botham in 2007 did receive the accolade for services to charity.
Eleven West indies players have been knighted for services to cricket, starting with Sir Frank Worrell in 1964.
THE INK IS BLACK THE PAGE IS WHITE – TOGETHER WE LEARN TO READ AND WRITE
THE ALPHABET OF LIBERTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE SLATE IS BLACK THE CHALK IS WHITE
THE WORDS STAND OUT SO CLEAR AND BRIGHT
A CHILD IS BLACK A CHILD IS WHITE – BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
THE WORLD IS BLACK AND THE WORLD IS WHITE
IT TURNS BY DAY AND IT TURNS BY NIGHT
AND EVEN A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND THIS IS THE LAW IN ALL THE LAND
IF GEOFF NEEDS BACK UP HE CAN GET IT FROM ALL THOSE UNDISTINGUISHED KNIGHTS WHO GOT THEIRS FOR POLITICAL FAVOURS OR BLATANTLY BOUGHT THEM.
UNTIL THEN GEOFF, JOIN ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT GONGS AND WOULD NOT ACCEPT THEM BY TELLING THE WORLD THAT CRICKET IS NO LONGER A “GENTLEMANS” GAME ANYMORE AND THAT YOU VOTED FOR JEREMY CORBYN’S LOT ?
TELL THEM GEOFF, THAT WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING FOR YORKSHIRE AND ENGLAND ONLY “GENTLEMAN” AMATEURS WERE SELECTED AS CAPTAIN.
THOSE BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN THEIR MOUTHS
SNOBS EVERYONE !
IF GEOFF NEEDS BACK UP,
TELL THEM GEOFF,
THAT THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY MATTER ARE YOUR SUPPORTERS.
FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS OF YOURS BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD,
WHO KNOW THE COMMENTARY GAME WOULD BE A “DIRGE”
WITHOUT YOUR CORRECT COLOURFUL COMMENTS
Cricket: Geoffrey Boycott under fire for saying he needs to ‘black up’ to get a knighthood
Geoffrey Boycott has come under fire after suggesting he would be more likely to be given a knighthood if he “blacked up” and claimed that honours were given to West Indian cricketers “like confetti”.
The former cricketer, 76, made the controversial remarks during a Q&A following the recent Test match between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston.
“Mine’s been turned down twice,” Boycott told host Gary Newbon. “I’d better black me face.”
The remarks were met with an “uneasy silence”, according to the Daily Mirror, who report that dinner guests had paid nearly £300 each for a hospitality package.
Boycott later apologised “unreservedly” for his comments, describing them as “unacceptable”.
“Speaking at an informal gathering I was asked a question and I realise my answer was unacceptable,” Boycott said.
“I meant no offence but what I said was clearly wrong and I apologise unreservedly.
“I have loved West Indian cricket my whole life and have the utmost respect for its players.”
Boycott has been overlooked for the honour following a domestic violence conviction in 1998.
He was found guilty by a French court of beating his then girlfriend Margaret Moore, although has always proclaimed innocence.
Boycott played 108 Test matches for England and scored 151 first-class centuries.
He has worked as a commentator for the BBC’s Test Match Special since 2004.