We’re in the end time, I hope.
A Welsh woman has been made to pay compensation for using a racist slur against an English woman after calling her “an English cow”.
Elen Humphreys, 25, of Garndolbenmaen, near Porthmadog, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, after she branded Angela Payne, who had an affair with her father, an “English cow.”
Phil Bennett, the great Welsh fly-half, gave a team talk ahead of the 1977 match against England that went like this:
“Look what these bastards have done to Wales. They’ve taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our homes and live in them for a fortnight every year. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We’ve been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English — and that’s who you are playing this afternoon.”
It’s a pep-talk which has gone down in rugby lore, but if he said it now he’d be banged up. Please – please – someone make it stop.