Well, the BBC suggests so.
Only in the weird world in which the BBC inhabits, you’ll find such nuggets!
BBC seems to think so. It says:
- “England’s (rugby) team, drawn from a population that is 85% white, have a starting XV that is only 73% white whereas” whereas “South Africa, representing a nation where whites makes up less than a 10th of the population, have a team that is four-fifths white.”
- “Revolution, it is clear, happens slowly in South African rugby.”
- “One of the great myths of South African rugby is that it has always been a whites-only sport.” But actually, “it has also been played by blacks for just as long.”
So, the non-white South Africans, when they were under apartheid, also happened to pick up a game cherished by their oppressors in some pockets. They, after overthrowing the oppressive regime, don’t seem to be terribly interested in playing this game and so the team still contains lots of white people. England on the other hand, is more accommodating to non-whites, in fact it appears to be biased against whites! What a tragedy?
When anti-immigration rhetoric is at its peak in English polity, BBC is so worried about why achieving racial equality is slow inside white man’s sport set up in South Africa. How considerate?
Phil McNulty, Chief Football Writer for the BBC, then said “David Moyes is Sir Alex Ferguson’s natural heir.” He now says “If United appeared an ill-fitting suit for Moyes then this much-travelled and well-decorated coach will regard the “Theatre Of Dreams” as tailor-made for his talent and pedigree.” His change of heart has just taken about 10 months.
For those of us (well, I almost stopped now) who ‘follow’ sports news, is it worth it?
Big Data is supposed to know everything – emotion, intent etc even in real-time. Looking at a web-page, associated content and their contexts such a technology claims it can glean keener insights about the said web-page (or any other digital content/event/action) and therefore present evermore meaningful choices and possibilities for users.
One wonders whether such a technology will allow someone to view an update about somebody’s critical health condition without having to sit through a 20 second advert. One then wonders whether such features will be the first to be implemented as against features like “Is Mr.Consumer going to buy 2 or 4 pairs of socks for himself next week?”. In other words, one wonders whether technology directions are going to be prioritized for people or pockets.
One suddenly realizes the above mentioned idiocy (the advert) can be easily avoided with existing technologies. One then calms down, stops wondering, regains peace and goes back to pray for Michael’s well being.