People are stumped at Geoffrey Boycott being awarded a knighthood – the only 8 reactions you need
Legendary cricketer, Geoffrey Boycott, has been awarded a knighthood in Theresa May’s resignation honours list, and it’s fair to say it’s a bit of a controversial decision, given that he has a conviction for domestic violence. He appeared on Radio 4’s Today Programme, where he had this reaction to Martha Kearney asking him about the assault.
Geoffrey Boycott tells #r4today that one of the reasons he supports Brexit is because he blames membership of the EU for being convicted of assault in France. Rather than the fact the assault actually happened in France. How sadly illuminating. pic.twitter.com/AvPuIVHOJR
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) September 10, 2019
There’s nothing like calling a female interviewer “Love” and accusing the injured woman of blackmail to allay any rumours of misogyny.
Geoffrey Boycott asked on Today about his conviction for domestic violence
Kearney: "The Chief Executive of Women's Aid has said…"
Boycottt: "I don't give a toss about her love, it was 25 years ago"
— Jess Shankleman (@Jess_Shankleman) September 10, 2019
This is what people have been saying about his knighthood, and that interview.
Geoffrey Boycott sure does divide people! Into those who think you shouldn’t get knighted after being convicted of assaulting a woman. And, you know, other people
— Terri White (@Terri_White) September 10, 2019
Within a week Geoffrey Boycott gets a knighthood and Roman Polanski wins the grand Jury Prize at Venice, Chris Brown must really have his fingers crossed for that Ivor Novello.
— Tom Neenan (@TNeenan) September 10, 2019
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 10, 2019
As Geoffrey Boycott helpfully explains, there is no better reason to leave the EU than because they are to blame for you beating up your partner. pic.twitter.com/UqXiLlNbnu
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 10, 2019
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
Theresa May handing a knighthood to Geoffrey Boycott, who previously said he’d have to “black up” to get one, is a fitting epitaph to her rotten premiership.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) September 9, 2019
Additionally, I would be absolutely stunned if Geoffrey Boycott has never blacked up. https://t.co/W97TWuYHbp
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) September 9, 2019
Three-month suspended sentence plus a £5,000 fine for assaulting a girlfriend and Geoffrey Boycott’s still given a knighthood. Theresa May’s proved no sister.
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 10, 2019
MP Jess Phillips shared this snippet from a report on the criminal proceedings.
Arise Sir Geoffrey pic.twitter.com/MWbiiTFXGP
— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@jessphillips) September 10, 2019
Source: Twitter, Radio 4, Images: GMB,