It is easy to imagine 10 tipsy footy players outside a pub saying “squid games” when a lass of Asian descent walks past.
Adam O’Brien the Oldcastle (and former Goosters’ assistant) coach had a similar ‘don’t you know who I am?’ incident at the races some time ago.If true, don't you love the "don't you know who I am" attitude.
Mate, you're a footy player ?
Maybe. Although this version has a certain 'ring of truth to it':I guess we'll learn if this incident is investigation worthy? Squid Game is a Korean drama which has a couple of young female actresses. Maybe Tedesco remarked that the woman looked like one of them?
He's not a tool he's clearly a respected bloke in the game and I can't think of any other time he's been criticised during 10 years in the spotlight of NRL.This Tedesco one is really a mountain out of a molehill, at most the guy is a tool if he said it. But who didn't already know that?
boys will be boys lolI admit I have been ‘Guilty your Honour’ when I was their age for alcohol at 21, but not drugs.
Yes, drunk and disorderly at 21 years of age! It was my 21st birthday and for whatever reason after a huge skull, I decided to take the dare of mates and run up Mona Vale Road naked (in the 70’s) to see how far I could get without being caught. I was a rugby player at the time and we were in season and I think I got up to about Powderworks Rd, with cars following and horns blazing, before the cops stopped me. They must have been coming the other way, as it was late at night and they couldn’t have passed going up the hill on double yellow lines.
Unfortunately I can’t remember too much of it, as I think I was almost paralytic for the last 2km and just stumbling. So, yes, we can all do stupid things.
It sure is! I think @rmd would've more likely run up the Mona Vale Road big hill from the cemetery. From Pittwater Rd is a bit far-fetched. Even starting at the cemetery, running up to Powderworks Rd it's a wonder he didn't end up in the cemetery after that run (though being young and drunk I guess anything's possible)!That's a fair effort getting to Powderworks road pissed & starkers if (as I presume), you started at Pittwater road?
I think the word "tool" is more severe an insult in your vocabulary than it is mine.He's not a tool he's clearly a respected bloke in the game and I can't think of any other time he's been criticised during 10 years in the spotlight of NRL.
The point is not whether he's a tool or even whether he's a card carrying Nazi (presumably he's not!)
The point is, is it wrong and racist to make someone feel bad or intimidated based on their race?
If it happened the way the woman described it James could simply say I'm sorry, I didn't realise at the time it would be so upsetting, this incident has reminded me there are many different races in the world and they aren't all dealt with equally but I think they should be.
Racism is so pervasive in our culture that I don't blame anyone for thoughtless slip-ups - until it is pointed out to them and they deny it.
Did this incident even happen? I wasn't there but it seems totally plausible that it happened, and totally plausible that Joke Kelly and the Chooks quickly circled the wagons and denied it.
Personally I like Tedesco as a player so I'd far prefer to see a more credible investigation than what Joke came up with, Teddy's good name deserves that. And if he was in the wrong he deserves a chance to simply say sorry. If he publicly learns a small lesson then that could amount to a big lesson for many 1000s of kids who rightfully admire the guy.
My two cents!
I thought the same thing too but from the perspective of the pub's CCTV.Very surprised that none of this alleged exchange was caught on camera. Hard to believe nobody pulled out a phone…