It’s been a hotly contested tussle. Some of the comments put forward wouldn’t look out of place in a Miss Universe pageant.
But from the primordial slime has emerged a clear winner. Come on down, Griffin McMaster.
The former Brisbane Roar goalkeeper may have come late to the game but he made up for lost time with a since deleted tweet arguing Goodes should be deported.
Note to Griff. What part of indigenous don’t you understand?
Over to you, Cybil.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was able to provide a unique perspective on the issue, as only he can.
Let’s just say if you thought this was all about Adam Goodes, think again. I mean, this must be so hard for Ruddy after ridding the land of racism.
On the subject of delusions of grandeur, check out this boxer. Yes, he calls himself Cam Awesome. Yes, he does actually use the term ‘Taylor Swift of boxing’. No, I have no idea what that means. I’m not sure he does either.
Bear in mind, he lost this bout. Consider what might be unleashed should he win. Be afraid.
We got a lesson in the financial challenges of professional sport this week with the news that Los Angeles Clipper Josh Smith is somehow going to have to make do on a reduced pay packet of $6.9 million next season.
“It is going to be a little harder on me this year,” he said. “But I’m going to push through it, you know?”
That’s the spirit, Josh. But here if you need. And look on the bright side. At least you’re not a professional sportswoman.
One guy feeling the love, believe it or not, is FIFA boss Sepp Blatter. From Russia.
In St Petersburg on his first overseas trip since soccer’s ‘governing’ body went to custard, Blatter was given a vote of confidence by the boss of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
According to Alexei Sorokin, Sepp’s the victim in this hot mess.
Vladimir Putin went one better, saying the outgoing FIFA boss should get a Nobel Prize. Which is something Sepp’s always wanted.
“People like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition,” said Vlad. “If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it’s those people.”
Vlad didn’t say which Nobel Prize. In Sepp’s case, I think we can safely rule out Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace. Which just leaves Economic Sciences, an area where I guess you could argue FIFA is breaking new ground.Embed from Getty Images
To the cricket and aren’t we doing well in the Ashes? Yes the Aussies pulled off a brilliant win in the third game, with a century from Meg Lanning to take a 4-2 series lead.
If Meg has a spare moment, she might like to duck over to Birmingham and give our lads a crash course in the finer points of batting. Or quietly substitute herself into the team.
While Kevin Pietersen’s services haven’t been required lately, he still fills an important role as a source of ridicule. Please enjoy Graeme Swann’s excellent impersonation.
Meanwhile, former Oasis member Noel Gallagher has labelled Australians as ‘childish’. Not just the cricketers. The whole lot of us. Which is a bit rich coming from him.
And anyway, how can he say something like that when we’re having such a mature discussion on race.
Which brings us full circle. To finish, here’s some race commentary we can all enjoy.
Have a good weekend. Go Swans. And don’t run in any novelty races.