The Bombay murders were shocking but why do our sportsmen, usually cricketers, bottle it whenever something like this happens and rush back home then threaten to never return? Like this.
Throughout my lifetime appalling atrocities have been carried out by Irish republicans in the United Kingdom, and latterly Islamic nutters, and as far as I know not one foreign sporting team has legged it home or refused to come and play here, including foreign teams playing in Belfast in the 70s and 80s.
A fine example is the 1996 European Football Championship held here. The Manchester bomb went of in the middle of it, thankfuly nobody was murdered, but there was no panic reaction about what could have happened or might happen next. What happened to that 'the murdering bastards won't beat us' attitude?
Pansy of the year award for 2008, until a bigger bunch of pansies surface in the next 28 days, goes to the England cricket team and the England and Wales Cricket Board.