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Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Jan 17, 2012.
You were the Greatest!
Is it on Thursday? They are talking about him a lot on radio five at the moment.
Good job he can't hear you calling him his slave name. I think he prefers Mohammad Ali these days.
Happy Birthday Mohammad Ali
The boxer Ali and those of his time were of a different breed. If you watch Ali v Frazier you will see the absolute pinnacle of male pride, determination and ego.There has been nothing like it since.
As far as the man Ali goes, he had a chip on his shoulder about his colour (was openly racist on your very own Parkinson show) and not as good as playing the activist role as he thought due to his bitterness. (He had excellent points on Parkinson but put them across too aggressively)
Ali represented that rare occasion when politics collide with sport. Clumsily but correctly he shone a light on how racist US society was. The 1976 West Indies cricket tour of England was similar.