- Muhammad Ali
A deeply deeply flawed bloke in his time. I still have a framed pic of him on my wall at home. He helped the equality movement for racial equality in a powerful way. I was thinking about him just today (I rewtched When we were Kings last week). Well made, beautiful songs.
**** pull through. Fight. Fight. **** FIGHT.Posted 3 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
^^ I was just reading the BBC piece on him and found another quotePosted 3 years ago
Asked how he would like to be remembered, he once said: “As a man who never sold out his people. But if that’s too much, then just a good boxer. I won’t even mind if you don’t mention how pretty I was.”moomanMember
Superb boxer, and a real sporting superstar.
In his early days, and particularly his glory days … he was a seriously flawed person. Deeply rascist and sexist, and lots around him at that time could never forgive him for the hurt he inflicted on them and their family.
But as Ali wrote in one of his money books: “a man who thinks the same at 40, as he did at 20, has wasted the last 20 years of his life”.
RIP AliPosted 3 years agoeddiebabySubscriber
I’m not a boxing fan.
I am however a massive Ali fan.
He used to come to Abingdon where the manager of his fanclub lived. He got the job by simply getting in touch with Ali early on in his career and asking if he could start a fan club.
I have a photo somewhere of Ali in Abingdon with Mr T as his driver.
Top bloke according to everyone I know who met him.Posted 3 years agoernie_lynchMember
Trying to judge the behaviour of a young brash black man who had grown up in deep South of the US in the 40’s and 50’s by today’s standards is purile.
Actually it isn’t imo, he was right to stand up to the white man. This was the white man who forced black women to give up their bus seats to them, this was the white man who banned black children from their schools, this was the white who lynched and left the bodies of innocent black men hanging from trees.
When Ali first became champ enforced racial segregation was still perfectly legal in the United States.Posted 3 years agoDezBSubscriber
Strange, but over last week, I was watching the Sly Stone v Ali interviews on youtube and crying with laughter as Ali got frustrated and angry with a drugged up Stone who kept interrupting him.Posted 3 years ago
Now I’ll watch my old boxing tapes.
So many great memories throughout my life of this fantastic athlete and great man.
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