The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Sigh

For the moment at least before editors get to it (I hope), ESPN’s weekend boxing scorecard includes the following two passages regarding Amir Khan’s fight:

“With former featherweight champ and fellow British Arab Naseem Hamed at ringside….”

and

(Regarding Khan vs. Dmitriy Salita) “Since boxing knows no bounds when it comes to taste, count on that fight, if it happens, to be promoted as an Arab titleholder against a Jewish challenger.”

…c’mon, now. He was born in Bolton (so stop kicking him when he’s down) and his family emigrated from Pakistan, information you can read on his wikipedia. I remain stunned when stuff like this gets past the editorial process, especially at an American website after the last 7 years.

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July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Boxing |

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