Do you justify someone slapping Chappell?

India
January 22, 2007 6:41am CST
I just came to know that a person annoyed with the selection procedure has slapped Chappell. The person was from Orissa. Can we justify this sort of response from and Indian Cricket fan? No matter what, I believe Chappell is a guest to our country and in a country where we believe in 'Atithi Devo Bhava', this sort of an act should never be taken lightly.. What do you say?
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14 responses
@Bhutto (742)
• India
23 Jan 07
Slapping chappel will not help at all.THe board and the selecting panel is resposible for this you cant blame chappel for it.The first thing the qoute system should be abolished the best 16 or 15 should be selected without influence and biased thoughts.
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• India
23 Jan 07
I love much of the responses here. It just goes on to show that we are more disciplined and really believe in the virtues which come along being an Indian. We understand what is expected of an Indian and detest any such shamful behaviour from anyone who calls himself an Indian. As far as selection procedure goes. There are other means and other culprits, and all of them are Indians.
• India
23 Jan 07
i don't support this kind of incidents...
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@addict (172)
• India
23 Jan 07
Yes the person who has done this acted should be punished badly and media should show as much interest in telecasting this case after his punishment, as much they have shown till now so that the ruined Image of India can become O.K. again.
@a_manick (880)
• India
23 Jan 07
It puts India in really very poor light. Let us be fans, enjoy the game, and critic when the right thing is not done. This is not the way to retaliate. The main culprit is the Indian security system. If such a personality could be easily hit by an unknown stranger, what kind of security we are talking about? Give sufficient protection to the teams and the coaches. Everyone has a reason to take certain decision. Sometimes, it goes right and you carry him on your shoulders. If it goes wrong, you put him below your shoes. Let us give some respect to this cricketer. He is a legend. You like it or not, he is the Indian coach. So, better support him.
@addict (172)
• India
23 Jan 07
Yes this incident has ruined Indian image internationally and right step should be taken against this incident.
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• India
23 Jan 07
I think Greg Chappell holds the same level in the world of cricket as Sunil Gavaskar. And even if he had been just a guest here, there was no reason to slap a person, especially a guest for no fault of his. Its a shameful act. I really think that media should really talk about it and we should learn to be more respectful towards our guests.
• India
8 Feb 07
nobody can justify slaping anybody....
• India
9 Feb 07
I would like to know what would have been the reaction if say, Sunil Gavaskar would have met a similar incident in a foreign land. Even our BCCI would have taken strong action against that country board. But not much has been heard from BCCI here!!
• India
8 Feb 07
That was a very wrong thing to do. That gives a wrong kind of impression about Indian people. The man should be heavily fined.
• India
9 Feb 07
I don't fine would do solve any person. I think we should learn to stop and crticise such an incident as and when it happens, just to make sure no one else does such a thing again!!
@banta78 (4332)
• India
6 Feb 07
I feel it is very shameful & disgraceful act committed by the person who slapped Greg Chappell. And on top of that the right wing party he belongs jsutified by saying that it is reverse rasicism. And more it is learnt that some activists disatttracted police attention and this fellow managed to slap Chappel from behind before being caught. This shows how ineffective our security system is. No wonder terroists strike at will anypart of the country nowadays. Besides i feel the culprits should be booked and tried in court of law. I feel it has shown our great country in very poor light and it is a huge embrassment for all of us esp. sports lovers. I feel media, public should be proactive to ensure that it does not happen again.
• India
9 Feb 07
I think security system is so ineffective that it can't defend cricketers from such a crowd leave aside terrorists!!
• India
6 Feb 07
i do strongly support your feeling. this type of incidents may not be allowed. its totally against of the real indian spirit. the man must be punished and also the security staff must be questioned how it became possible. we are indians and we have a history of a civilised culture for far before than the other civilisations. if we study indian vedic littrature we find that it is all about the welfare of humanity, nature and all living creatures. we find that there is no place for hate in our culture. so this type of incidents really hurt the true indian spirit.
• India
9 Feb 07
I would like to know whether this sort of behaviour could have been taken rightly in any country elsewhere? I don't believe this would ever be tolerated anywhere. But then why are we so silent about it?
@myfriendz (1226)
• India
23 Jan 07
i think its a game played by political parties so im totally condenm the incident and want the authorities to take severe action on the person
• India
24 Jan 07
India is really a complex country and we really don't know who's behind what. And I don't know we would ever get to know as to who achieved what by this demeaning act. Any way, we all condemn it.
• India
22 Jan 07
Well looking at the current scenario which took place betwn that person and the coach is really foolishness..... And atleast before lashing his frustation on guru greg he should have at least remembered his cultural limits!!!! And for the reason on which he slapped chappel that none of the players of orrisa are selected.... before doing all this he should have atleast taken a look with the orrisa cricket team..... And taking a look at the ways the selection is done in india he would have atleast justified himself.... Regarding this we all can think of his act done by just recalling the movie "Iqbal".... But what ever done with the coach is wrong... If he would have done the same thing with the selectors then would have atleast supported him and enjoyed the brawl...
• India
23 Jan 07
Yes, I think the slap was for a wrong cause and for a wrong person. But I think at times it really becomes difficult to control the emotions of the masses. Police should have been able to avoid such a situation. Now there are talks of militants might attack Indian cricket team. How can the police be more effective in that case, when even a layman can approach the Coach of the team and slap him!
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
22 Jan 07
If that is true, it is disgraceful act by the Indian. He has no business to do that. The police should book a case against him and show him his place.
• India
22 Jan 07
I just read this at Rediff.com. The person was annoyed because they had ignored taking Orissa players in the Indian eleven. Its indeed disgraceful. I think after much of the hype over the Ganguly and Chappell matter, things do seem to go out of control.
• India
26 Feb 07
Regionalism in India has done enough harm already. Half the reason why our cricket team always underperforms is our selectors being accountable to their region instead of the whole team. Today it is in Orissa tomorrow supposing some hardcore LTTE bombs the whole of the Indian team simply because Dinesh Karthick was dropped in favour of Dhoni... passion in our country i understand is huge... but regionalism is to be avoided.
• India
8 Feb 07
No.. Even i didnt like someone slapping Chasppel... Its not his fault that selectors has not selected anyone from Orissa.. This is really disgusting.. Such thing s shud be prevented in future...
@lalitha55 (193)
• India
7 Feb 07
The man who slapped Chappell should be reprimanded. Nothing can warrant slapping the coach of the Indian team, as he is a guest in this country, whatever the grouse against him may be. I agree with you.