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11/04/2012, 07:59 PM
Rarely have I read anything this offensive, blatanly ignorant about someone who is obviously unwell and ageing.
Do people honestly believe that those who have physical disabilities should not make public appearances as it depresses them?
11/04/2012, 08:04 PM
I especially love the line about " whose interests are being servrd by his public appearances?" ummm, maybe his own interests? Wtf.
11/04/2012, 08:21 PM
Craddock is a total insensitive jerk.
11/04/2012, 08:42 PM
Mind if I steal this from EB to blog? I'm really upset by the article (hits a little close to home).
Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen this.
11/04/2012, 08:46 PM
Of course Melissa, go for it. It will hit close to many homes. I work in aged care and can never understand the looks of disgust some people give me when I tell them I sometimes bring the kids to work. Like ageing or dementia are somehow contagious.
11/04/2012, 08:50 PM
My uncle has advanced Parkinsons. He still plays a mean round of golf several times a week and I see this as inspiring, not depressing. Are people with degenerative diseases meant to sit behind closed doors so as not to depress the rest of us?
11/04/2012, 09:02 PM
I would think his fans would be hapoy to see him. I put it down to an immature journalist who rhinks all old sports people should be be locked in a box.
11/04/2012, 09:17 PM
What a jerk this journalist is.
My uncle is currently in end stage parkinsons, was diagnosed at 50 and is now 77. I would be hard pressed not to punch someone in the face that called him sickening.
Disgusting, this journalist should be ashamed of himself.
11/04/2012, 09:20 PM
11/04/2012, 09:24 PM
I think I'll not read it, given I have Parkinson's Disease myself.
Id hate to think my own medical condition made anyone feel uncomfortable. It makes me feel uncomfortable enough on its own.
Sadly, Matty saw an interview with Ali recently and became really distressed worrying about what will happen to me.
11/04/2012, 09:26 PM
What a horrible thing to say. I hope the journalist rethinks what he said and is sorry.
I'd be happy and extremely honoured to meet Muhammad Ali anytime!
11/04/2012, 09:30 PM
I could just punch that "journalist". Muhammed Ali is a legend, first, last and always.
Ever since I heard the quote about why he didn't want to fight in Vietnam "Because no Vietcong ever called me nigger" he's been a hero of mine.
11/04/2012, 09:40 PM
Ridiculous 'story' from a lazy 'journalist'.
11/04/2012, 09:54 PM
Sad, pathetic journalist
he must be desperate for attention. What a horrible way to get it
11/04/2012, 09:55 PM
I saw Muhammad Ali at the 1998 AFL Grand Final. He was inspiring and received a standing ovation as he was driven around the ground.
11/04/2012, 10:13 PM
I watched the game. He brought out the game ball. Despite being shocked at his appearance, because I hadn't seen him on tv for quite a while, I found it incredibly touching the reverence the players and the crowd clearly felt for Ali. What a tool that journalist is
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