Re: Politics and sport - apartheid
You're right. There is a real inconsistency.
I wouldn't say, mind, that the ban on international sport in South Africa was particularly successful. Especially in rugby. The Lions toured in '74 and '80, England in '72 and '84, and NZ, Australia, Ireland, France and Argentina in other years. The Springboks even toured New Zealand in 1981.
Engalnd and West Indian cricket sides also toured, although they were never given test status like the rugby.
I feel your pain, I feel your shame, but you're not to blame. She DID look like your wife from behind.