>> You guys are ***ing on.
>> You DON'T KNOW whether he was cheating.
>> What you do know is he had his boot on the ball.
>> This was a silly act by Cronje, but that appears to be all it was.
>> His mind seemed to be on the crowd disturbance at the time and was just
>> mindlessly fiddling around with the ball.
>> Silly yes, but cheating NO!!!
>> Cronje actions in past during games would give no reason to assume he was
>> intentionally trying to gain an advantage by messing up the ball
>> The person who rate the original subject line above is just a trouble
>I have the atmost respect and admiration for Hansie Cronje. I do not
>think the actions as reported could be construed as intentionally
>roughing up the ball.
>Were there any comments frop the umpires, or match referee ??
>opposition are all cheats.
I'm an Aussie (irrelevant except in context of what you just wrote above)
and i'm sticking up for Hansie.
From what i've heard on Sports talkback show the typical Aussie respone
has been to give Hansie the benefit of the doubt which any fair minded
In fact what pissed me off is the ***ers who assume straight away that
Hansie was cheating (sinister minds, probably cheat themselves in sports)
Those typical ***ers are the ones that post something with a heading
like " South African captain caught cheating!!!"
In fact looking at the address of the poster they appaer to be from New
Zealand not Australia.
Regardless, i could not give a rats arse whether they are Kiwis, Aussies
, South Africans, Sri Lankans, Poms etc. etc. It's the attitude of
*assuming he was cheating* from what they saw of the footage that pisses