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Jonty Rhodes defends harsh reply to ‘Jobless’ LSGfan, highlights fight of acid attack survivors

Jonty Rhodes defends harsh reply to ‘Jobless’ LSGfan, highlights fight of acid attack survivors

Jonty Rhodes' actions showcase a well-rounded personality. While his initial response to the fan might have been perceived as harsh, his subsequent explanation revealed a compassionate side deeply invested in social causes.

Jonty Rhodes, the South African cricket legend known for his infectious enthusiasm and fielding brilliance, recently found himself in a social media debate. While his charisma typically wins over fans, a response to a persistent supporter sparked controversy.

Fan’s Jersey request backfires

A passionate Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) fan took to social media, persistently expressing his desire for a team jersey. He vowed to continue posting until he received a response from the LSG camp.

“Get a Life” Tweet upsets fans

LSG’s fielding coach, Jonty Rhodes, responded to the fan’s post with a now-deleted tweet that read, “Brother, get a life. Many thanks for the support, we appreciate it. But wow, come on….” This response didn’t go down well with netizens, who criticized Rhodes for being harsh.

Jonty Rhodes standing Up for a Cause

In a subsequent tweet, Jonty Rhodes defended his initial response and highlighted a more pressing issue. He explained that he spends time with acid attack survivors at Sheroes Hangout, a Lucknow-based initiative supporting these brave women. He emphasized the long wait these survivors face for justice, often exceeding five years.

Jonty Rhodes tweeted:

“Please tell me where I said you are jobless? Don’t tag me in your countdown, if you don’t want an honest response. I have spent time with acid attack survivors at Sheroes Hangout, here in Lucknow. These incredible young women have to wait between 5-7yrs before the perpetrators of these terrible atrocities even get to court to face justice. These ladies, I have lots of time for, as they ask for nothing, other than for us to see them as people, who can still contribute to society. They are on day 1500, and still counting, so think about their countdown, before making an issue about yours. However, I am sorry if I offended you.”

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Perspective and Priorities

Rhodes’ point was clear: the fan’s jersey request, while passionate, paled in comparison to the struggles of acid attack survivors. He urged the fan to consider their plight and the daily challenges they overcome. He concluded by expressing his respect for the survivors and their fight for recognition and a chance to contribute to society.

Jonty Rhodes’ actions showcase a well-rounded personality. While his initial response to the fan might have been perceived as harsh, his subsequent explanation revealed a compassionate side deeply invested in social causes.

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