Monday, July 29, 2013

Must not abbreviate "Pakistani" in Britain

STEVE Elkington became the latest Australian sports figure to be at the centre of a racism row when the golfer insisted Saturday he'd no idea 'Pakki' was an abusive term as he apologised for offensive Twitter messages.

The 1995 US PGA champion is competing at the Senior British Open at the Royal Birkdale course in Southport, a coastal town near Liverpool in north-west England.

But Southport, often considered 'posh' in relation to Liverpool, many of its inhabitants and indeed the local cuisine all failed to meet with the 50-year-old Elkington's approval.

"Couple caddies got rolled by some Pakkis (Pakistanis), bad night for them'', Elkington posted Saturday.

This followed a Twitter post on Friday in which Elkington said: "Things about Southport -- fat tattooed guy, fat tattooed girl, trash, Pakistani robber guy, shit food.''

A statement in Elkington's name was issued 20 minutes after he teed off in a third round where he shot a one-over par 71 on Saturday in which the golfer explained he had no idea 'Pakki', more commonly spelt as 'Paki' and long regarded in Britain as a highly offensive term, was an objectionable word.



Anonymous said...

"Paki" can hardly be considered very offensive as a simple contraction of the country's name, but the over-sensitive will be offended by anything, especially for some advantage.

Anonymous said...

get over it. Yankees don't get mad when you call them Yanks. But Japanese don't like Japs. Libs take offense to everything.

Anonymous said...

Pakkis can go to hell.

Anonymous said...

Pakki is good word,,,too much pc