I was amused at the reports of the antics of Bernard Tomic in his post match interview at Wimbledon the other night. It was probably not one of his better moves in terms of his tennis career to publicly criticise Tennis Australia in the way he chose to do so. He has, rightly in my opinion, now been sanctioned by Tennis Australia, and hopefully this will give him pause for thought and the time to reflect on his behaviour.
But that’s not the point of this post.
In reading elsewhere some comments on this story, and more particularly on the sanction imposed on Tomic, I was intrigued by the sheer number of people who appear to believe that Tomic has committed such a grave offence against our nation as to warrant the removal of his Australian citizenship and his permanent removal from our country.
I’m pretty sure that’s not what the current Federal Government has in mind for its proposed amendments to Australia’s citizenship laws, but I wonder at the way in which the idea is spreading amongst the population to include just about anything that someone deems to be “unAustralian”.
Given the way in which spelling and grammar is abused in some of the comments calling for this course of action, I’m very very concerned…