Mark Boucher to resign. This, after he allegedly called Paul Adams a “brown shit”!ancy Meyer is leading a petition on Change.org calling for South African Cricket coach
“We echo your concerns now help us get the message out Cricket South Africa: Resign Mark Boucher from cricket SA – Sign the Petition!” said Nancy Meyer, replying to an article we shared [HERE].
The petition can be signed [HERE].
“Fascists can’t lead SA sport we need unifiers,” said Nancy Meyer.
“It’s been “Trending” in the well-sanitized newsrooms for years but NOT allowed to reach any of us citizens!! And those cited here continue to lead National Teams and sing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika,” Robert Marawa – 23 July 2021.
According to IOL, Paul Adams said sharing accounts of racism – like him being called a ‘brown shit’ by former South African teammates including Mark Boucher – was not being done to destroy Cricket South Africa, but to help the organization to grow.
According to the publication, Paul Adams testified before the Social Justice and Nation Building hearings on Thursday about the discrimination he’s endured throughout his career, including how teammates had a song saved for post-match celebrations referring to him as ‘brown shit’.
“It’s one that stayed with me,” Paul Adams told the commission. “My now wife, back then my girlfriend, she would always make a comment to me about it. She (asked): ‘Why are they talking to you like that?’ ‘Why would they call you that name?’ ‘It’s not right.’ I would just shrug it off.”
“I was called ‘brown shit,’ and it often happened in fines meetings after we won a game, and there was a song that was sung; ‘brown shit in the ring tra-la-la-la.’ When you are playing for your country, you’re in that victory (moment), you don’t make sense of it, you just go along with it, brush it off, but it’s actually blatant racism,” said Paul Adams.
A left-arm wrist spinner in a playing career that spanned 13 years, Paul Adams gained household recognition when he was selected for the national team a month shy of his 19th birthday in December 1995, to face England. He went on to play 45 Tests and 24 One-Day Internationals but told the commission he should have played many more, particularly in the limited-overs formats.
According to the publication, Paul Adams initially didn’t mention Mark Boucher’s name when recounting the story about the team song, with one of the commissioners, Adv Fumisa Ngqele, asking if Adams had ever confronted the now Proteas head coach about it. “I never addressed it with him. Mark was just one of the guys (who called me that)… it only came back to me afterwards. I was caught up in the fun of being alone in the team and not (wanting) to ruffle any feathers. For me, when I thought about it, and my wife kept telling me, ‘why do they call you that?’ then I realized it wasn’t right.”
READ BACKGROUND STORY HERE – Paul Adams Called A ‘brown shit’ By Teammates & Mark Boucher!