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Ali - When Sports People Were Allowed to Talk
By Martin "stings like a butterfly, floats like a bee" Kelner on Jun 5, 2016 - 7:51:37 PM

There will never be another.   Everybody said so, on the death of Muhammad Ali; especially on BBC Breakfast on Saturday morning where, in true house style, no cliché was left unturned, several of them left over from the Bowie morning.   But just because it's a cliché it is no less true.  


Obviously as far as boxing goes the proliferation of world titles means it's impossible for heavyweight champion of the world ever again to carry the heft it did in Ali's day.   But it's more than that, and I blame the scourge of the age, the tumorous, seemingly unstoppable, growth of the public relations industry.


It struck me watching The Greatest, the entertaining tribute show to Ali on Saturday night, which the BBC had clearly been waiting some years to screen judging by the number of guests now residing in the great gym/press box in the sky, that never again will the authentic voice of any sports person be heard in the way Ali's was........


The whole of this piece can be read tomorrow, June 6th, 2016, at
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