Cricket is starting up again, which means I get to hear snatches of conversation consisting of sport jargon and excited almost-shouting from former cricket players who now commentate for the ABC. I’ve heard very little of the commentating but in that time I’ve heard the commentators call Indian cricket players “exotic” repeatedly. They also referred to Andrew Symonds (The only POC recently on the Aussie cricket team that I’m aware of) obliquely as an “it.”
Although I rejoiced when we beat England in the Ashes (5-0! HAH!) I get lost between references to “deep mid-wicket” and “gully point” Has anyone else noticed racism in the commentating?