The other day i suggested to B@D that perhaps we get some kind of tally going on the blog showing how many gold medals Australia wins vs Canada at the current Commonwealth Games. Within 24 hours i was happy to withdraw my support for said idea. I like to think i'm a bit proud of being Australian. I like to think that we are competitive in an international sporing arena. That was until there was not one, but two, incidents at the games which have embarrassed me totally.
First comes wrestler Hassene Fkiri. Hassene, competing for Australia was wrestling the gold medal decider. Half way through, while in the winning position, he looked to the judges and gave them the finger. This caused instant disqualification = 1 x lost Gold Medal for himself, and Australia. Hassene was not sent home, he was forced to personally apologise to the judges and his team mates.
Apparently cyclist Shane Perkins did not get the memo. While riding in his semi final (as a favorite for gold medal) he was cited for dangerous riding causing an accident and then sent to the back of the queue. In turn he turned to the judges, raised 2 fingers and said 'fuck you' not once but twice. This caused instant disqualification = 1 x possible medal lost, many embarrassed Australians.
This has now interested me to wonder what people from other nationalities perceive Australian's to be like. Stereo-typing or not, i'm interested. Perhaps Dylf has had 'interactions' with Aussie's?
What are your thoughts on us?