I was referring to the wider society, some of which will jump on this and make a mountain out of a molehill.No. They shouldn’t
But why is that even the point? Why do people default to “oh people are offended again”. No one here is offended, we’re calling him a twat
The action is thoughtless at worst IMO. The reaction will be far more severe than required I'm sure. Only Faulkner knows whether he was deliberately trying to mislead people and if he was then he's silly, but it's not malicious, it's probably more childish if anything.I know you are. But it’s missing the point completely. You’re focusing on the reaction rather than the action
All his cricket colleagues congratulating him in the comments for being braveI guess he was trying to be funny/clever
Or given how long it took for the clarification, he wanted the attention.
Its poor journalism like but the fact he has been with a lass before is irrelevant, I knew that already, but assumed he'd been keeping it secretWhilst it's a misleading post, I think his version of events is believable and it's not his fault the world jumped to conclusions. He's quickly cleared the air, non-issue for me.
Yeah I think Smoker is right it trivalised quite an important issue for a lot of peopleWell, is it really worth anyone being offended by this? I mean why should anyone be offended?
What's the deal with him being with a lass before? Have I missed that in the statement?All his cricket colleagues congratulating him in the comments for being brave
Fairly poor taste and not funny I’d say
Its poor journalism like but the fact he has been with a lass before is irrelevant, I knew that already, but assumed he'd been keeping it secret
Coupled with the comments from his teammates saying congratulations for being brave et
its not the crime of the century but shows a pretty pathetic sense of humour
He has credited the LGBT community for their positive response, which saves a bit of face I guess.Erm, very strange this. Kind of unsure of how I should really proceed on the matter.
So it turns out he isn’t gay, but in actual fact, if he’d have been clever - which it appears is beyond him - even though he isn’t gay, he may have been able to push this as some kind of positive force for good regarding the whole sexual persuasion side of things. In that it’s completely fine to be gay even though I’m not.......
However, his mishandling of this could land him in a lot of hot water - rightly or wrongly a lot of people won’t be impressed.
Normally I’d find this sort of snowflake baiting very funny and I probably still will have a bit of a laugh about it, but this could turn very ugly.