Shoegate?

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ZIMDOGGY
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Shoegate?

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I happened to run into a ZC employee today just randomly.

They mentioned something about the white kids in the under 19 team being denied access to cricket shoes? Only the black kids got them.
He didn’t elaborate further and I was a bit time pushed as I only had today before my flight back.

Anyone have any more info on this? Seems bizarre.
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100% true.

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*pretends to be shocked*

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I’m glad this isn’t a gee up to me. What’s the go with it??
Cricinfo profile of the 'James Bond' of cricket:

FULL NAME: Angus James Mackay
BORN: 13 June 1967, Harare
KNOWN AS: Gus Mackay

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:31 pm
I happened to run into a ZC employee today just randomly.
Are you in Zim for the holidays Doggy?



As for shoegate, a few people now saying this is ‘completely untrue’ or a ‘misunderstanding’. I suppose they would say that. Let’s see.

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Re: Shoegate?

Post by Tinah09 »

Wow!! If this is true, it’s shameful and the people running the u19 team should be banned and fined by the ICC. On the other hand, this is a little too on the nose, it’s doubtful that they would be this blatant with their racism (if it indeed is a case of racial discrimination against white players). More info will shed light on the case. It kinda reminds me of Burls issue with shoes months ago, which turned out to be a case of an incompetent, corrupt ZC failing to equip its players and the most outspoken players bringing the issue to light

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Re: Shoegate?

Post by slcricfan1 »

ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:31 pm
I happened to run into a ZC employee today just randomly.

They mentioned something about the white kids in the under 19 team being denied access to cricket shoes? Only the black kids got them.
He didn’t elaborate further and I was a bit time pushed as I only had today before my flight back.

Anyone have any more info on this? Seems bizarre.
Whats the point of being racist like that? There were other ways to racially discriminate surely. For example by not letting them into the team? Very weird

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Post by Googly »

If any of this shit is true and the black players are smart they need to share their new boots with their white counterparts. Each player takes to the field with one new sponsored boot and one old one :lol:
Decent boots are about 60 bucks, we're talking about a crisis over 7x60? That's pretty weird.

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Right, so apparently all members of the squad received full kit and trainers. 7 'poor' players received an extra pair of playing boots because their own were in 'poor condition'. All the white lads plus captain Bawa didn't receive. ZC are saying it was based on wealth and equipment quality, not race. Not sure I believe them but whatever.

Doesn't make sense, as some of those black kids are from very wealthy families too.

zimfan1, I see you've deleted your twitter. Was there a pile on from 'Frank' and the usuals?

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Post by ZIMDOGGY »

So it is true.

How can management know anything about a families wealth?
You might have a big house you paid for 20 years ago and are struggling to pay the bills.
Cricinfo profile of the 'James Bond' of cricket:

FULL NAME: Angus James Mackay
BORN: 13 June 1967, Harare
KNOWN AS: Gus Mackay

'The' Gus Mackay.

Hero.
Sportsman.
Artist.
Player.

**
Q. VUSI SIBANDA, WHERE DO YOU HOP?

A. UNDA DA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE*

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