For no apparent reason, Business Day Live have published a hateful letter directed at Australian Cricketer David Warner, under the HILARIOUS title 'Warner falls short'.
You can read the letter at the above link but the essence of it is that Warner is a shorter man, so that explains why he is allegedly aggressive and argumentative. As shown in this quote.
Warner stands a mere 170cm tall — the same height as Napoleon Bonaparte. It seems likely that Mr Warner suffers from the same short-man syndrome as did many of history’s aggressive and dangerous characters.So lets address what's wrong with this one point at time.
For the last time world, Napoleon was average height for his time.
Also lets take a look at some of history's other aggressive and dangerous characters.
Osama bin Laden - 6 foot 4
Saddam Hussein - 6 foot 2
In fact if you look into the subject you will find that there are lots of aggressive and dangerous characters across the spectrum of height.
It's almost as though there is no correlation between height and personality. Shocking I know!
Comparing a sportsman, however much you might dislike him, to a dictator is pretty disgusting. To my knowledge, David Warner has not instigated any wars or attempted to cease political power for himself. To compare him to a man who caused huge suffering and upheaval in people's lives is deeply unfunny.
I don't follow cricket and I don't know David Warner. Perhaps he does say lots of things
in a highly aggressive manner designed to bring on controversy.and perhaps he does deserve some criticism for that. I have no idea, but I do know that attributing this to his height in this cruel and mocking way is just wrong. Perhaps his personality is down to the fact he is a sportsman who are known for their competitive nature and well developed egos? Perhaps he was just born that way? Who knows.
Pulling out the oh-so-tired short man syndrome joke is wrong and ever so ever so dull.