Monday, December 02, 2013

An unfortunate sense of humor

Many people find an Indian accent amusing and some are good at imitating it.  Jokes in public can be unwise, however.  Monty Panesar is actually England-born of Indian descent.  He is a Sikh

An Australian cricket announcer has been sacked on the spot after using an Indian accent to pronounce the name of Engand spinner Monty Panesar.

David Nixon was fired from his match-day duties by Cricket Australia after his announcement in England's tour match at Traeger Park.

He appeared to mock the cricketer, who plays for Essex, and was relieved of his duties after lunch on the second and final day.

There were reports that he used an Indian accent when announcing the name of England bowler Monty Panesar, but CA would not comment on the specifics of the dismissal.

But Nixon took to his Twitter account to explain that his 'style' did not work with the broadcaster.  He wrote: 'Really? I love Monty P - cult hero. He should bat 3. My style didn't fit theirs. That's all.'


The announcer concerned was known for banter

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again offense taken on behalf of someone not offended. PC tyranny strikes again.