The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141457   Message #3258446
Posted By: Joe_F
16-Nov-11 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
"Even a leisurely game like cricket...can cause much ill-will.... Football...is far worse. Worst of all is boxing. One of the most horrible sights in the world is a fight between white and coloured boxers before a mixed audience. But a boxing audience is always disgusting, and the behaviour of the women, in particular, is such that the army, I believe, does not allow them to attend its contests...."
-- George Orwell, "The Sporting Spirit" (1945)