jump to navigation

‘Terrorist’ slur costs star TV job August 11, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Amla, Australian, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Cricket, Dean Jones, Discrimination, Fired, Gerald Majola, Kumar Sangakkara, Muslim, Racism, Racist, Slur, South African, Terrorist, the terrorist has got another wicket, TV, wicket.
comments closed

Former Australian Test player Dean Jones was sacked as a commentator on Monday after referring to South African Muslim batsman Hashim Amla as a “terrorist”.

Jones, who admitted making the comment and apologized, was on a TV team covering the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo.

According to a statement issued by Cricket South Africa on Monday, viewers heard Jones say, “the terrorist has got another wicket” when Amla took the catch that dismissed Kumar Sangakkara.