Thursday 02 Jul 2020 | 07:37 | SYDNEY
Thursday 02 Jul 2020 | 07:37 | SYDNEY

Reader riposte: Sport and war


Sam Roggeveen


23 December 2008 10:06

Graeme Dobell's post on sport and Australia's foreign policy brought back a memory for reader Stewart:

Some years ago a friend and I took his four-year old son to the Australian War Memorial. Looking at a photo of diggers being rowed ashore at Gallipoli, the small boy asked, 'were they on the Australian team?'

Er... yes, they were, we said. 

'Did we win?'

Well...not the match, but we won the series!

I would only add that we really can't blame the boy for confusing cricket with war.