The Art of the Australian Insult

Don’t play in the muck
July 11, 2008, 5:15 am
Filed under: Sport | Tags: ,

“While complaining about “obscenity and bile screamed at league matches”, he seems to think it appropriate to join them wallowing in the muck.”

A response from Shaun Cronin to Paul Sheehan’s criticism of Paramatta fans. David Grant, another writer to the Sydney Morning Herald, objected to his description of them as “retards”:

“At best, this derogatory metaphor reflects a petulant intellectual snobbery. At worst, it is offensive to those who are genuinel ydisabled. Racial abuse is intolerable. Intellectual villification is not the solution.”


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