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Jan 20·edited Jan 21Liked by James Macpherson

I wonder how the tournament would fare if all the non-indiginous patrons voted with their absence, to discourage racial discrimination? Disgusting woke behaviour from Tennis Australia. I won't be at all surprised if the LGBT+ people get cheaper tickets as you suggested.

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

Well said James! Being an exiled Scot, I was looking forward to this match but had to give in at 1:30am! I’m not so much a fan of Murray (don’t like his language) but credit to him in overcoming injuries. Kokanakis has also done well in overcoming injuries and seeing through this marathon match. AO needs a complete revamp starting at the top. What would happen to AO if all non-indigenous people refused to attend because of discrimination! This has to be woke at its best!

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

Well said James - call out the high priests of confusion and division

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

They lost me over their treatment of Margaret Court.

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

On the money again James. And so right about putting on that jersey or just going to a sport, it used to bring people together and we could get away from the politics and enjoy a game with thousands of others on the same page, maybe barracking for a different team/person, but on the same page of enjoying the game, together as one.

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

So well said. I wish more people had this kind of clarity.

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

Great work James

Ps: Hadn’t realise the AO had started. Has it?

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The only answer to this rubbish is - Boycott all sport that is discriminatory

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Hear hear James! We should all jack up & not pay more for tickets! I am not down there wanting tickets but why don't we hear more from people who are? Are we just accepting & following on like lambs to the slaughter?? It's time we all stood up and said we belong in this country & have the same rights as everyone else.

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

Great writing James 👍🏽👍🏽

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Jan 20Liked by James Macpherson

So Good 👏👏

So True 👏👏👏💥

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James...absolutely agree on all points, we are now getting to the stage where our lives, as we knew them, are now being controlled by administrators and bureaucrats. The Voice is going to cause deep division. You know I lived in PNG for many years before Self Government and Independence...if you went to the movies and sat downstairs you paid $2...if you sat upstairs you paid $5. (not sure of the $ figure, but you get it!). This happened whether you were black white or brindle. There were no "special" admittance fees. These entrance fees at the tennis are "racist and discriminatory".

Furthermore, regarding the Voice Referendum......can someone please enlighten me as to the reason Chris Kenny, Sky News and others who support the Voice quite openly, however, last night on his program with another interviewee who supported the Voice, were saying in their opinion there should be more information given to the public as they need to know the "nuts and bolts" and the ramifications it will have...if any!!

Why are they then putting their weight behind the Voice......total hypocrisy in my view. Why. would Chris Kenny and others vote for "the Voice" knowing that more information is needed.........?????

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I agree James - it's the Australian Open, in the Antipodean/Asian section of the world and yet it caters for American and European time zones - how ridculous! Catering to foreign media profits.........how accommodating of us!

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Well, considering that it's really just a travelling circus, comprised largely of show-ponies, which most people have forgotten a couple of weeks' after the players have departed to do it all again, I'm quite happy to see their arrogant administration highlighted. Pathetic time-tabling. To say nothing of the antics of some players who are anything but role models. There are better sports (organisations) to follow.

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Diversity, inclusion and equity has always been a part of sport when you sit in the change room and you pull on the same jersey as everybody else and you make plans to endure blood, mud and pain to take the trophy...no man talks about what colour is your skin or what sex is your preference ...who ever it is you put your trust in each others effort...your hoping that your team mate will fight just as hard as you...like a mongrel dog with a bone...fight come hell or high water. you hope like hell that you will not disappoint and return the favour to win the game..I cannot stand how they tell us that they the bastions of this...we have it already in spades...they are stealing it from us...its all about saying they are better than us more virtuous while they turn a buck and have no shame! They have never sat in a change room when the mud and blood combines...were broken bones are plastered and flesh is stitched...we all bled red and the only thing that counts is if you have stood up for your mates and won the game! Who cares if your red, blue or brown or your gay or straight it doesn’t matter you are brothers in arms fighting for the same pride...your team colours...holding the trophy aloft! We are the winning TEAM!

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Why anyone would watch any professional sport these days is completely beyond d me. The players are spoilt and entitled and seem to think we care about their political beliefs and want to see them behave badly off the field and on the field. The administrators of sport care more about the television rights especially in this case. Better to watch James, Liz and Caleb if you stay up late! Great show even if the set is a bit garish.

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