The Art of the Australian Insult

Critics sitting on their arses
August 18, 2008, 7:06 am
Filed under: Sport | Tags: ,

Mixed responses to Leisel Jones’s silver medal the 200m final at Beijing, a race she was widely expected to win.

“Massive, massive choke.” “Yo Yo”, who said that her loss was the biggest upset in Australian sporting history.


Others came to Jones’s defence:

“Tall-poppy syndrome is alive and kicking. Most of you should take a long, hard look at yourselves and realize how sad, pathetic and green with envy you are.” Ryan, NSW.


“I’m sorry, I thought everyone bagging Leisel was sitting on their arses watching the Olympics on TV. I must’ve been mistaken, you’re all the second best at something and c;ear;y you’re all perfect and infallible. Get a grip and a life.” Sarah-Jane, Brisbane.


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