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24 April 2017 03:39 (South Africa)
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Athletics: Broadcasting bungle a disservice and insult to South Africa’s athletes

  • Antoinette Muller
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    Antoinette Muller

    Antoinette thinks of the world and the people who live in it as a bear with a sore paw. She has a stick covered in thorns and she’s poking the bear. When she’s not doing that, she’s watching cricket and longing for the days of the boring, boring Arsenal.

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