Quota system is destroying SA sport

2016-11-30 06:01

AS BEEE has proved to be a failure in what it was set out to do and be, so too is the quota system proving to destroy our sport.

Rather than developing black players at grass-roots level and allowing them to come through the ranks as any other player, it forces selectors to promote black players into teams so that it looks politically correct.

Although this is fine in principal, it doesn’t make any sense if we are to be competitive in an international arena. The Proteas are a prime example of a team working together and every player of colour wholeheartedly deserves their place in the team. Occasionally, people of colour are chosen when they shouldn’t be due to form, conditions or format of the game (Vernon Philander chosen over Kyle Abbott in the World Cup, for example) but on the whole, the team is our “A” team.

The Springboks, however, are suffering at the hands of our political masterminds who seem to love tampering with the team and destroying a rich heritage the Springboks have earned.

Perhaps its the Afrikaners’ love for rugby that makes it a targeted sport?

The recent loss to Italy was disgraceful and appalling to Springbok supporters and anyone who has every worn the green and gold jersey.

One has to ask why Bafana Bafana does not represent our demographic make-up and no pressure is placed on coaches to promote a single white player?



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