The Lady Knows Nuance
Alison Mitchell was the first woman to become a regular commentator on BBC’s Test Match Special, from 2007. She was the first woman to call men’s cricket ball by ball on ABC Radio in 2014. In 2018 she joined Channel Seven’s cricket commentary team.
In the early stages of her career as a commentator, she had to counter a presumption that men know about sport in a way that women don’t…
“The number of times where people said to me, ‘Oh, you report on cricket? Do you like cricket?’ — as if that was a strange thing, for a woman to like it enough to actually understand it.”
In fact, Mitchell did her university thesis on the relationship between cricket and television.
“I actually had a 12,000-word document which proved I understood the nuances of the game,” she says.
Speaking of cricket and diversity grifters hailed as “trailblazers,” supporters of the BLM terrorist movement are now trying to force the national team to publicly atone for being white:
Coach Justin Langer wants to seek counsel from Indigenous elders and influential Indigenous figures such as AFL great Adam Goodes and journalist Stan Grant as the side considers whether to perform the gesture that has become symbolic of the global protest against racial discrimination and injustice…
“I was with an Aboriginal elder last night. One of my follow-up questions to him today, we had a long conversation about it last night, I want to understand the history of taking a knee,” Langer said.
“We talk about Barefoot Circles, we’ve talked about a number of things, different initiatives or ways of representing this. I really want to know the significance of that and if that’s the best way to represent it.”
Australian school children used to donate pennies for the poor souls of Africa – usually via Christian charities – and they did more good for black lives than ten thousand of these kowtowing flakes.
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