"Imagine you are a minority (race, religion, gender) and you come across Mamnick and see that you are clearly not welcome in already white dominated sport, how would you feel?
NO amount of ..
.. but he is so nice in the pub
.. but he just hates the bad guys of islam
.. but he gives us free socks
.. is acceptable.
If you still can't see it, you never will so there is no point in explaining further.
If #MeToo has taught us anything, it is that values matter.
As for Thom, you are unfortunately mis-guided and I hope you turn this page."
Thanks for posting this amey. I felt like it needed posting again.
I can see it. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear yet.
I try to see the best in people and give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm sorry if that seemed like I was apologising for racist or sexist behaviour - I wasn't aware of the breadth or depth of Thom's views. I've seen enough now to know these do not align with mine. I boycott a number of brands and individual's that are no better or worse than this. I feel like an idiot for allowing myself to let my guard down because of connections through a sport we all love and often wrongly assume that everyone is on the same page because of.