Oooh. Burn.

It won’t be easy to find a golf course in Bangladesh; if there is one, they’ll probably have wooden clubs.

Wow, Paul Collingwood. I didn’t know it was even possible to offend golfers, carpenters, and the people of an entire nation in one brief sentence, but the ease and verbal dexterity with which you’ve just accomplished that takes my breath away.

I thought I had reached the apex of disliking you (since you’ve thus far been nice enough, by and large) when you screwed over my beloved Grant Elliott at the Oval back in ’08, but you had other ideas, didn’t you! Who would have thought you’d be so full of such unfortunate surprises?

Edit: Purna has more on why this was such a dick move, including a link to a great post by Nestaquin of 99.94 which additionally proves that Collingwood wasn’t just being a massive prick, he was also being an incredibly ignorant massive prick. It’s all the more bizarre because, as Purna points out, as a cricketer the man is rather admirable, and as I mentioned earlier, hasn’t done or said a whole lot else over the years that’s been particularly hateful.

Seriously though, the more I think about this the angrier it makes me. What really makes it special (read: excruciating) is that he was evidently trying to be funny. “These subcontinentals and their grinding, grinding poverty, am I right? You just can’t get the facilities these days.” Oh, Colly. You’ve got me in convulsions over here.

Wait, no, that’s just nausea. My bad.

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  1. #1 by Lou on 11/02/2010 - 2:50 am

    That sort of comment from an English traveller sounds like it is from the days of Empire. What a git.

  2. #2 by alex on 11/02/2010 - 7:07 am

    collingwood plays for daredevils.

  3. #3 by Goro on 11/02/2010 - 11:45 pm

    Verbatim, from a comment on Nesta’s post:

    I have a 9 iron with a titanium shaft that will fit neatly up his hairy ass! 🙂

    Says it all, really. It doesn’t deserve any more attention than a flat put-down.

  4. #4 by Jon on 13/02/2010 - 6:42 am

    Aaaactually, I’d be quite pleased to hear that there were no golf courses in Bangladesh.

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