Geoffrey Boycott says he ‘couldn’t give a toss’ about knighthood backlash – 4 responses that say it all
Geoffrey Boycott has been knighted in Theresa May’s resignation honours list and it’s fair to say there’s been quite a bit of criticism, given that he has a conviction for domestic violence.
So Radio 4 invited him on the Today programme to talk about it and, well, have a listen for yourself.
"I couldn't give a toss"
Newly knighted @GeoffreyBoycott responds to criticism by Women's Aid over a conviction for domestic abuse in 1998. He has always denied the assault, and told #r4Today: "I'm clear in my mind that it's not true"@MarthaKearney | https://t.co/NqPZQpkPd3 pic.twitter.com/pFUQ7xpnWq
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) September 10, 2019
These 4 responses say it all.
Martha Kearney: “What about your domestic violence conviction?”
Geoffrey Boycott: “That was 25 years ago, love. I don’t give a toss”.
That should win the critics round.#BBCR4today
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 10, 2019
Dishonourable Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood should be withdrawn before it’s conferred.
“That was 25 years ago, love. I don’t give a toss” to a female reporter asking about his domestic violence conviction suggests he needs help, not a title.
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 10, 2019
Still no honour for me. Must fuck up some elections and beat up some women.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) September 10, 2019
More deserving of an honour than Geoffrey Boycott:
Larry the Cat
The guy who shouts "Stop Brexit" outside parliament
Three badgers in an overcoat.
— Oonagh (@Okeating) September 10, 2019
And just a reminder, in case you needed one.
Sir Geoff Boycott ‘doesn’t give a toss’ what Women’s Aid says about his knighthood while having an assault conviction. In 1998 a French court heard he punched then girlfriend Margaret Moore 20 times, which he denied. He was given a 3 mth suspended sentence. Do YOU ‘give a toss?’ pic.twitter.com/kq1pquHc8w
— Victoria Derbyshire (@vicderbyshire) September 10, 2019
To conclude …
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 10, 2019