We can’t always make the right decisions all of the time. We are human, thus we tend to slip-up ever so often. Sometimes we do really awkward things, especially when we are impulsive. The Cape Cobras cricket team, or rather their management, today crossed over into some seriously awkward territory (of the Uncanny Valley kind) by pledging their support for SAFA’s “gun free campaign”.
Specifically Western Province Cricket said; “We call on all South African sport fans and members of society to join SAFA and the Nashua Cape Cobras in committing themselves to peace and a gun-free society.”
The irony is pretty cruel in this one, considering that one of their star players and his wife regularly spend time on the shooting range, and often appear in the GunAfrica magazine to boot. Awkwardness in the dressing room much?
Cape Cobras, I get it: you felt the urge to appear to do be doing something and acted on the irresistible knee-jerk reflex.
That was kinda dumb.
You are a cricket sporting body. It is not your place to make gun control statements. You are there to focus on winning cricket matches, managing your team, looking after your sponsors, and do whatever else a cricket body does.
Please stay in your lane, and stop acting like dunces. Your fans and supporters will really appreciate it.