What’s wrong with taking knee? In many countries people put their hand on their heart, take hat off, pose in a very emotional manner or even cry when their national anthem (a song!) plays even before a f… sport game. So what’s wrong if some people take knee down to reflect respect for those people whose LIVES are not RESPECTED. Taking knee, as that national song, a f… flag, are symbols. I’m sure you understand that. I’m truly respect those “six brave men” that stand (...)
If you are worried that the game of chess is racist, please take up Go, where black moves first, instead of looking foolish by wasting taxpayer money at a state broadcaster to "investigate" it!
(Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time)
A Sydney radio station has come under fire from a former player for organising a segment to discuss whether chess was racist.MORE: https://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/john-adams-slams-abc-sydney-radio-show-for-discussion-over-whether-chess-is-racist/news-story/5a4b7fa1e996810dde60fc5f4d9fff48
Former Australian chess representative John Adams has slammed the ABC for organising a radio segment discussing whether the popular board game is racist.
Professional economist Adams received a call from a Sydney-based ABC producer on Tuesday asking whether the game was racist because white always moves first.
“I just received a phone call from an ABC Sydney based producer seeking a comment about the game of chess,” Adams posted to Twitter.
“The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first!“
“They are seeking comment from a chess official as to whether the rules of chess need to be altered!“
“Trust the taxpayer-funded national broadcaster to apply ideological Marxist frameworks to anything and everything in Australia!“
“With all the drama resulting from COVID-19, I am amazed that the ABC is broadcasting on irrelevant topics!”
— John Adams (@adamseconomics) June 23, 2020
Teaching my child to play chess this week and it was proposed to me that I should change the rule that says “white always gets to go first”. Please help me understand whether this is a long-overdue correction of past injustice, or just political correctness gone mad.
— Stuart Khan (@stukhan) June 22, 2020
The Daily Telegraph reported James Valentine’s afternoon program on ABC Sydney would run the segment on Wednesday.
The move comes amid a wider debate about racist attitudes in society sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd in the US at the hands of a white police officer.
The ensuing protests have led many to question their own behaviour and seen statues toppled, episodes removed from streaming services and brand names such as ”Redskins” changed.
But Adams condemned the ABC for not focusing on “bigger issues” amid a global health pandemic, accusing the radio broadcaster of reporting “bulls”.
“They said with everything going on, they wanted to have a conversation about white going first — and the racial context of whether white should go first,” Adams told The Daily Telegraph.
“The response to the tweet showed that common sense is prevailing. People want the national broadcaster to focus on bigger issues.
“People are struggling with the economy, with their health, with the lockdown. They don’t want their money wasted on bulls.”
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‘White Lives Matter’ plane banner overshadows Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester City
As the players of Manchester City and Burnley took a knee inside an empty Etihad Stadium in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the sound of an aircraft could be heard overhead.
It had a very different message.
'An inexcusable mistake' - K-League club FC Seoul apologises after filling stadium with sex dolls
The South Korean side owned up to the mistake after the match, admitting a clear mix-up had been made. K-League club FC Seoul have issued an apology after they accidentally filled their stadium with "adult toys" during Sunday's clash against Gwangju. While the 2016 league champions claimed a crucial 1-0 win on the pitch, it's what happened off it that really caught people's attention. With fans not allowed to attend games following the coronavirus pandemic , Seoul decided to fill the stands with mannequins, only for fans to quickly realise they were in fact of the adult variety.
Coronavirus football: FC Seoul apologises for 'sex dolls' in stands
18 May 2020
It is a challenge for sports leagues across the world - if play can only resume in empty stadiums, how can the atmosphere be improved?
However, not many clubs will be rushing to follow the example of FC Seoul.
The top-flight South Korean side has apologised after fans accused them of using sex dolls in the stands.
FC Seoul insisted they were "premium mannequins" rather than sex dolls - but did admit they came from a supplier that produces sex toys.
And some of the dolls were holding signs advertising x-rated websites - despite pornography being banned in South Korea.
The mannequins' manufacturer told the BBC they had apologised to FC Seoul. But they also reiterated that the dolls were merely "premium mannequins".
What happened at the match?
On Sunday, FC Seoul played their first home match of the K League season.
The ground was empty - one of many measures designed to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak.
So before the match, a company called Dalcom offered to fill some of the empty seats, and the club agreed.
In total, there were 30 mannequins - 28 of them female, and two of them male.
However, fans watching online noticed that some of the mannequins looked more like sex dolls - and some were advertising x-rated websites - leading to the club apologising on Instagram and Facebook.
Dalcom said the adverts came from a sex toy company who placed orders with Dalcom, and wanted to take pictures of the mannequins before the game.
"They were supposed to take all the logos down before the game started," Dalcom director Cho Young-june told the BBC. "But there were several hairbands and logos left to be caught by public eye."
FC Seoul official Lee Ji-hoon told the BBC it didn't do a background check on Dalcom, and didn't realise they worked in the sex industry.
Mr Lee admitted he thought the dolls looked "very human" - but said it didn't even enter his mind that they could be sex toys.