Dunno if it’s just me, but i got some weird vibes from an article in the Guardian yesterday where they mention SA batsman, Hashim Amla and make a reference to him being ‘London Buses’. The writer follows that up with saying that Amla along with Smith and Kallis are the ‘terror trio’.
Fair enough on the terror trio part since they have really been terrorising (in a sporting sense) the English bowling attack, but what’s the deal with calling Amla ‘London Buses’?
Is he making a reference to the London terrorist bus bombings on July 7 2005? I hope not coz that would be in very poor taste. Or am i missing an insider joke here?
I’m by no means accusing the writer of being racist, but i’m not gonna lie…that reference or what ever you call the part in brackets seems very odd and made me a tad uncomfortable.
Anyone else feel that way or is just me seeing dumb sh*t again?
UPDATE: writer Mike Selvey has responded and explained that it was a reference to ‘waiting ages for a London bus and then two come along at once’.
So yes that is the sound of me eating my own foot, but i did warn you that it’s probably just me seeing things again!