Sunday, September 05, 2010

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


“LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD”



On Thursday, September 2nd, Floyd Mayweather, American boxer of Negroid ancestry, was caught on a Ustream webcam format published byYOUTUBE calling Manny Pacquiao, the world’s boxing champion from the Philippines, a string of racist remarks.

He told his video audience mispronouncing Pacquiao’s name as Poochiao, that he “will cook the yellow chump.“ and “cook him with some barbecued dogs and cats,“ “will kick his midget ass,” and calling him a “fag,” He boasted that after he beat him in a fight, he “will make him cook some sushi rolls and some rice.”

Then on the following day, Friday, Mayweather apologizes to everybody for his remarks on Pacquiao via the same webcam format saying that he is not a racist and he did not mean what he said.

If he is just promoting a possible match with Pacquiao in the near future, he may be imitating Muhammad Ali’s insulting remarks about Joe Frazier during the Thrilla in Manila fight.

It could be acceptable for Ali, an African American, to descibe Frazier, a fellow African American, as an ugly “gorilla.” Definitely it’s not acceptable to resort to racial slurs between two fighters from different ethnicity. As science declares, for every action there is a reaction.

Why don’t we do this game scenario, fellow Filipinos, where Pacquiao answers back to Mayweather’s racial epithets accompanied with an explanation that he doesn’t really mean what he is saying.

This is only a scenario:

Here’s Pacquiao ranting against Mayweather on a videocam:

I will knock out that charcoal colored cannival, Floyd “Mau-Mau” Mayweather whose parents fell off from the Planet of the Apes, kick his monkey-like butt, and present him to anthropologists as the “missing link.“ After I knocked him out, I will ask him to cook me with some snake rolls mixed with deepfried monkey brain.

The playing field is now even. End of the fight, says the Equalizer.

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