Rice apologies to Boks, cries like a baby

By Andy Rice 8 September 2010

Australian gold medallist swimmer Stephanie Rice has apologised for the homophobic slur directed at the Springboks after they lost against the Wallabies on Saturday. Rice had tweeted: "Suck on that faggots!” but wasn't so cocksure at the press conference on Wednesday, twice breaking down in tears. Rice has a lot to cry about - she's lost her lucrative Jaguar sponsorship, although other sponsors such as underwear firm Davenport and food company Sunrise haven't followed suit.  Read more: TimesLive, News.Com.au


"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." ~ Thomas Paine