Originally Posted by dripstep
I've met Oscar, and yes, he seemed like a nice enough guy, albeit a 'niceness' heavily steeped in blatant agression and arrogance. There isn't a South African that was somewhat surprised at his outbursts after being beaten fairly & squarely in London. Taking an overseas reporter that was interviewing him to a shooting range to see his gun collection, somewhat erodes the respect that I had developed for him. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, and have not declared him guilty until proven so. However, he has of late not shown himself to be the national hero I thought he was. Being an internationally recognised athlete unfortunately makes you fair game for discussion on all forums. Our president gave his annual State Of The Nation Address at the opening of parliament on Thursday. More people watched Oscar's drama unfolding than the SONA - go figure.