By Mike Smith
18th of January 2016
Ah man, in the wake of the one sport scandal after the other I am so glad I don’t watch it anymore.
Match-fixing claims rock tennis
Apparently 16 top-50 players in the past decade, including Grand Slam champions, had been repeatedly suspected of fixing matches for betting syndicates.
Anyway, I stopped watching tennis for the sport back in the days of Björn Borg and John McEnroe. After that they enlarged the balls to make them heavier and the game slowed down so people could see longer volleys. Boring. The only reason to watch tennis after that was because of Russian sweeties like Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova.
I stopped watching cricket when Hansie Cronje was involved in match-fixing. Never watched a single game after that.
Now…The Weekend Argus in Cape Town revealed that four Proteas – players who have represented South Africa in one format or another – and four other domestic players were offered sums of up to R800,000 (£33,400) for one spot-fix.
South African cricket braces itself for more match-fixing revelations
As if that is not all Proteas spinner Aaron Phangiso was almost locked up in Dubai for being drunk and chimping out, fully clad in Proteas kit, on a flight from Mumbai to Johannesburg via Dubai. He insulted flight personel and other passengers and it was only the intervention of cricket bosses from SA who pleaded with Emirates that prevented the bastard from being locked up.
This is reportedly not the first time the Highveld Lions spinner has been involved in an alcohol-related incident. He was arrested for allegedly drunk driving in Soshanguve in April last year. Another Protea shock
No, stuff these mainstream sports. Tennis, cricket, football, boxing, Rugby...all corrupt.
I reiterate…the only sport worth watching nowadays is female beach volleyball. There you don’t have to worry if the match is fixed or not. You don’t care who wins or loses. In fact you fantasize about creating a scandal…
And if you were wondering who the lady in the pictures are…She is Maria Elisa Antonelli from Brazil.