Dick Best dicks it up with race slur.

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Prestwick, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest


    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    For once in my pathetic little life, words fail me..
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  3. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    That is weak. Such a unnecessary low-blow that doesn't below in English rugby. I'm appalled.
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Steve-o @ Apr 22 2009, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    well if you're appalled at that you're bound to love Neil Francis' comments when talking about how crap a coach De Villiers is, let's call a spade a spade.
  5. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Agreed with Prestwick. There are many things to say but nothing quite adequately describes how low that is...
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Best is a bit of a dinosaur, is it just the way his generation were brought up or what? Anyway, that is the end of his days working in TV I'd imagine.
  7. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    I would say that any player, regardless of their racial origin or skin colour should be given a chance if they deserve it. In this case Delon didn't make the cut.

    Dick has basically said in other words, 'let's take a token n*gger'. I don't know what's more offensive.. to suggest racism that he wasn't picked because he's black or to suggest Delon is 'a token n*gger'.
  8. Flux

    Flux Guest

    I have to admit I'm speechless as well. That's just, wow.
  9. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Strange to see this **** happening elsewhere for a change. Unacceptable comment though. What a bum!!!!!1!!!1
  10. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    I was about to say, funny this happening for a team travelling TO South Africa. Of course the world has changed now and South Africa is a fantastic place.

    That sort of comment isn't acceptable at any level of sport and seems to come from a very old school train of thought.
    Perhaps we should open a bookies and see how long he stays in his position for?
  11. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    He doesn't have a position. The last post he held was England coach I believe and even that was back in the 1990s.

    I don't think Sky or the Telegraph will be tapping him for any pundit op-eds thats for sure..
  12. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Apr 30 2009, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    His punditry career is surely over but I think he's a player agent. It'll be bloody difficult picking up new players to represent now.
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ May 1 2009, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    His punditry career is surely over but I think he's a player agent. It'll be bloody difficult picking up new players to represent now.

    will it really though, there doesn't seem to be have much hullabaloo made of it in the aftermath, it wasn't even seen by a huge number of people, can't imagine that Sky Sports News is pulling in the ratings in its afternoon slots, no doubt the Telegraph will use this to build up his articles, oh what does Dick Best have to say today, buy our paper and find out sort of thing.

    Sky may well drop him as a pundit but given that they only used him for European Rugby Special and had him co commentating on some obscure game doesn't say much for their opinion of him.
  14. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    er actually this will sound a bit weird but it was the Daily Mail and the Telegraph that broke the story...this honestly isn't meant to be contradictive as its usually the Guardian or Independent who jump on these kinds of stories but as far as I know they didn't feature it. Usually the Mail would defend Dick and the Telegraph would mumble on about cricket in the 1940s.

    ...Dick hasn't been seen in the sport section since.
  15. A Disgrace.

    But this just shows the difference between our generations and the generations before us. For them, saying things like this was fine back in their day. We've been bought up knowing the difference between right and wrong.

    Seems Dick hasn't caught onto that yet though.
  16. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    That is something we have to be thankful for, that at least our parents had the sense to instil this sense of right and wrong.
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