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Mikeyboy9361

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Dick Best
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:27:58 AM »
Anybody watching Sky Sports News?  
Did Dick Best really say, what I think he just said??? P45 in the post!!
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Re: Dick Best
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 10:28:55 AM »
Not seen it but found this on wikipedia (they update pretty quickly there)

Dick Best is a former Rugby Union coach turned journalist. He was a coach on the 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand, England coach and Director of Rugby at London Irish.

On 21st April 2009 he caused controversy after remarking, "Well you"ve got to have one coloured player in there" whilst giving an interview to Sky Sports News. Best clearly thought that the camera was off, leaning into the interviewer and whispering the comment, which was a response to a question by Sky Sports prsenter Mike Wedderburn as to why Delon Armitage may have been selected over Tommy Bowe for the British and Irish Lions. Sky Sports News later issued an apology.


I think his position, whatever it is, is probably untenable now
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Re: Dick Best
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 13:42:49 PM »
Dick Best = Ron Atkinson
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Re: Dick Best
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 14:07:35 PM »
Sack them all!! ;)

ps what offends you, weakens you. :)

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Re: Dick Best
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 16:53:46 PM »
as long as they pick the best side i couldnt care less if they were all green with yellow polkadots -

dick best will probably receive a strongly worded e-mail or two >:(

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Re: Dick Best
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 20:47:32 PM »
I think he actually said "Coloured boy" which has even worse racial connotations!
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