The real culprit

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Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply, those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.
– Kurt Tucholsky

Much has been written about the riots at Guwahati. There’s been plenty of finger-pointing, but let’s be clear about one thing: the cricket authorities were responsible for this as much as the spectators. Indian cricket treats spectators like dirt, and events like this will happen until there’s some reform. Spectators have to stand in long lines to get tickets and to get into the ground, are often not allowed to bring what they want, have to put up with appalling conditions and apparently don’t even get their money back if there’s no game. It wasn’t all because of the disappointment of not getting to watch a game.

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2 Responses to “The real culprit”

  1. Amar Says:

    Absolutely spot on.

  2. Sukhi Says:

    Yep, yep, yep.

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