After watching a nailbiter between Argentina and Australia in the Tri-Nations Rugby Championships, the 15-15 draw turned into a sour taste in my mouth when Australian rugby captain Michael Hooper said after the game that “the Argies are a tough cookie to crack.”
Was this racist term intentional or unintentional? Is Hooper a sore loser or just plain ignorant?
How many English cricket players would state after a match against Pakistan that “the Pakis are a tough cookie to crack?”
Let’s make one thing crystal clear: The term “Argie” is a slur created during the Falklands-Malvinas war. It’s meaning is to demean in a racist manner.
All Argentineans should protest forcefully for Hooper using this racist term.