Peter Lalor is spot on.
SILLY us, here we were thinking Indian crowds making monkey gestures to Andrew Symonds was something that fell under the International Cricket Council's anti-racism code.
It has now been explained as a cultural misunderstanding. The crowds at Vadodara and Nagpur weren't being racist, they were worshipping the monkey god, Hanuman. Symonds wasn't vilified, the local police commissioner says, he just happened to wander down to the boundary as the crowd at Vadodara indulged in some impromptu prayer.
As you do midway through a one-day match.
Spanky is, too. I think. You've got to fossick though the usual Roebuck parsley to find his point.
RACISM is the plague of the world. Every truly great man of history has stood against it, and all have failed to eradicate it. Still it endures, hateful, loveless, limiting.
Ravi Ratnayeke seems like a good sort of bloke. Well, I would say that, wouldn't I.
RAVI RATNAYEKE, the former Sri Lanka vice-captain, is emphatic that he has never been racially abused in Australia.
But who are the rednecked bloggers? Let's get 'em.
The front page of the Hindustan Times today is led by a story headlined: "We'll pay back: Aussie bloggers".
The rednecks in Australia, as usual, are keen to show the thick thing between shoulders and their empty heads is a brighter shade of crimson than anybody else's.