Boxer Ohara Davies has been at the centre of a controversy storm in recent days in boxing following controversial and highly offensive comments made on social media.
He has since apologised for his comments but that has not stopped his promoter from taking him off a fight card in February, fellow fighters from his promotional stable coming out in their droves against him and reportedly, now even his training and management team leaving him.
The comments were as bad as it gets. No doubt about it.
But he’s a young man who over stepped the mark here, have we not all made mistakes in our younger days? Have not the best of us f***** at some stage in our lives?
That is not in any way to condone what he said. Not in the slightest.
But the response from fans from initial disdain to some now questioning his team abandoning him make for interesting food for thought.
For balance, here’s a look at some of the mixed responses to the issue so far:
OD your a muppet but them scousers are a bunch of wet wipes, ask the matchroom Liverpudlians why are they fighting on sky if their so against the sun newspaper, the same man owns the both !!
— Matthew Williams (@MattWilliams10) December 31, 2017
He builds hype and is encouraged to do so.I have stood beside @OharaDavies when he has been called a black c*** He put it down to the offenders ignorance and intoxication at the time. By joking about liking the sun he has recieved nowhere near the compassion he showed that drunk
— Sam Tilley (@samtilz) December 31, 2017
@OharaDavies by encouraging people to buy the sun you are enticing hatred. I’m pleased you have been pulled from the fight. Shame on you. Also, I’ll never know if this story makes headlines in the sun as I never read it.
— John Wott (@CuteButtonJaJa) December 31, 2017
@OharaDavies has been an idiot, but he hasn’t alluded to the Hillsborough Disaster and he clearly didn’t understand the link to The Sun. He’s just uneducated, cut him some slack. Is it worse than what AJ said about Mugabe @EddieHearn
— Luke Clark (@LukeClark1) December 31, 2017
It wasn’t that he tweeted supporting the Sun newspaper, it was that he knew full well the connotation concerning Hillsborough when he did, it was a focused comment.
— Dave Angel (@matt_naylor81) December 31, 2017
Anyone who writes for the Sun or takes advangate of the publicity it provides also knows full well the connotation with Hillsborough.
— John Wight (@JohnWight1) December 31, 2017
Everyone is angry about the sun news paper but people forget that he also owns sky
— Paul J (@pjaystar27) December 31, 2017
It’s not double standards from heart at all. He’s banned him from that show for his disrespect towards people who lost their lives.I’m a liverpool I don’t read the sun but don’t have a problem with people who do.Each to their own. But it’s ohara davies comments alone that are bad
— tomas wellington (@tomwelly123) December 31, 2017
It’s hard to believe but @OharaDavies didn’t realise what he was saying when mentioning the sun. Bad mistake and he apologised . He likes playing the bad guy and knows how to self promote . Just went wrong this time .
— Thomas The Tipster (@Tipster_Thomas) December 31, 2017
The treatment of @OharaDavies is a joke by matchroom god forbid you mention the sun newspaper because scousers have a full fuxking meltdown he never once mentioned hillsborough and that’s a fact
— Kieran Lloyd (@LloydKie) December 31, 2017
@OharaDavies rather ironic that Sky is owned by the same ball bag that owns the sun!! Shame AJs racist comments didn’t get the same attention!!
— Leon (@Ratmode101) December 31, 2017
Sky and sun are both owned by Murdoch companies. It’s an outstanding level of hypocrisy
— Bicks (@bicker89) December 31, 2017
Don’t know the guy personally, but Ohara Davies seems to have gone down the self-aggrandising, controversial road once walked by Anthony Small, & lifted from better fighters, yet he & Anthony have a small problem as they are not good enough in the ring to get away with it #boxing
— Terry Dooley (@Terryboxing) December 31, 2017
I agree I think it’s all been taken way over the top .. it’s the same as anything in life that could be deemed sensitive to someone. Plus anyone now days looks for an excuse to be branded a victim.. it’s boxing simple they talk shit to get under there skin .. it’s just words
— Scott Haymes (@ScottHaymes89) December 31, 2017
OD overstepped the mark yesterday in what he said, I like the young pup, he’s a harmless sausage but yesterday was too far. Fair play to Matchroom for taking action but let’s not hang and quarter him. He fucked up like we all have. He without sin cast the first stone @OharaDavies
— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) December 30, 2017