Fans divided on Ntini issue

2012-12-11 12:11
Makhaya Ntini (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Makhaya Ntini's possible appointment as a national selector has received a mixed response following recent controversial statements made by the former Test star bowler in the press.

Ntini raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when he claimed Highveld Lions wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile "would be playing for the Proteas if he was white".

Tsolekile says he was "disturbed" after the remark from Ntini flared up racial tensions.

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Ntini's appointment:

"If Ntini becomes a selector - we can kiss our number one ranking goodbye."
- unverifiedcomedian

"Ntini has made racist comments recently. Do NOT let him anywhere near the SA team!" - Squeegee.Pilot

"He is a real cricketing legend, but given his recent comments on race I would not want him as a selector... I prefer that politics leave sport alone."
- deonk

"I lost ALL my respect for him when he decided to play the race-card! Such a shame as I was a big fan..." - WillemV

"Proteas are making some of the other sporting teams look bad...Thats why they need to be "transformed" again. Leave sports ALONE politicians!"
- Boksom.Bende

"He will not be taken seriously. Just to have a black selector to fill position on the committee will NOT help CSA validity!" - Daleen Terblanche

"We had Omar and Magiet and selectors, and there was no overhaul of squad to make it non-white." - Hansie.Crook

"I don't see why people are turning on Ntini. Remember he is a WINNER himself - amazing test record. He will want SA to win." - Graham Plessis

"Well, he certainly has the credentials. Good luck."
- Steve.Richie.739

"He is one of the best, and will be able to see and judge who is the best." - alicia.myburgh.65

"I hope he can select as well as he bowled." - Tommy Rinrin

"A suitable candidate who deserves the position no matter his skin colour, and yes, its about damn time Thami gets his chance..."
- Tsepo

Ntini destined for CSA role? (Gallo Images)

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