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Boycott knighthood criticised

Post by tonyp » 10 Sep 2019, 08:51

Geoff Boycott knighthood criticised by domestic abuse charities
Ex-England cricketer Geoff Boycott has been awarded a knighthood by Theresa May in a farewell honours list that also rewards many of her former aides.
Domestic abuse charities have criticised the move, pointing out his conviction for assaulting his then-partner in 1998.
Adina Claire, co-acting chief executive of Women's Aid, said: "Celebrating a man who was convicted for assaulting his partner sends a dangerous message - that domestic abuse is not taken seriously as a crime.
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Re: Boycott knighthood criticised

Post by bristleposh » 10 Sep 2019, 09:01

Mainly on dotnet, by people like Nelson, he'd criticiise his own mother for looking funny at another human being.
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Re: Boycott knighthood criticised

Post by tonyp » 10 Sep 2019, 21:19

It was on the ABC News here. They didn't mention dotnet or Nelson.
Referring to his alleged assault on his girlfriend, it does say that Boycott believes that -
"Most people in England don't believe it, I didn't do it, move on," he said.
"It's a cross I have to bear, right or wrong, good or bad, I have to live with it, and I do, because I'm clear in my mind and I think most people in England are that it's not true.
Presumably "most people" doesn't include the people bristle is referring to.
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