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News From Down Under

Oh those terrible terrible Aussies.

They’ve got all around athlete Ellyse Perry, who seems to be about to become either a professional soccer player, or a professional cricket player, or both, or ...


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who looks as fresh and wholesome as a glass of milk, a natural healthy beauty without trying at all ...

... and all they can do is badmouth her as if she’s a two penny upright?


Ellyse Perry meme sparks sexist abuse

Cricket Australia calls Ellyse Perry ”arguably the best female athlete in Australia” and not without merit. She has played for Australia at international level in both soccer and cricket and recently batted the Aussies to victory in the One Day International against England in Hobart with 90 not out from 95 balls.

Some would say that deserves serious respect. Not the cricket fans on the Facebook page ‘Cricket memes’, apparently, who responded to the news with a plethora of comments on January 29 applauding her ‘hotness’ and being ‘extremely bangable’ with not so subtle references to men’s bats and balls and what they would like her to do with them.

Among this abuse are comments referring to why she is out of the kitchen and questions of where to find her naked on the net. Welcome to the world of mad men, literally.

Yeah, she looks good. Healthy strong young animal good. The strength of youth in all it’s glory. Good for her.

But come on. I don’t know cricket from grasshopper, but unless the women’s game is vastly different from the men’s game, then it sounds like her skills are far better than most of the lads. Guess they just can’t stand a little competition?

By 2008, she became the youngest Australian Test Cricket player, debuting against England in Bowral, NSW, and in the same year became a Cricket Australia Ambassador, a position reserved for the utmost respected. Trading the bat for boots later in the year, the swift defender would join the Central Coast Mariners soccer team and cement her name in the Australian W-League. She has since played for Canberra United, and signed with new W-league team, Sydney FC last year. “I’ve got the easiest job of playing two sports that I love and with the support behind me, like that from Red Bull and my teams, they’ve enable me to do that.”

Add a FIFA World Cup appearance in 2011, World Twenty20 victories and most recently a 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and you’ve got one very crowded list of accolades. At just 22, Ellyse’s achievements are not just incredible, but never-before seen. Throw a university degree into the mix and it’s obvious this young woman has got it together. Studying Economics and Social Science, Perry says the academic commitment is just the escape she needs.

“That ain’t workin’, that’s the way to do it”: go to college and pick up a double BA just for the fun of it. Competition indeed. I think I could be in love.


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