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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
reply to post by mr-lizard
Those "toffs" are just rowers who have never done anything wrong, love their sport, and have spent every waking hour of the past year preparing for that race.
With all due respect, your comment is moronic.
So what do those who knew Oldfield as a schoolboy make of his overnight infamy? One wrote on a website: ‘[The words] self-absorbed and self-indulgent spring to mind. I was in the same year as Trenton and find his actions laughable.’
Another wrote ‘I remember him well. He actually made a complaint about a teacher showing parts of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to the class. He was a proper Right-winger back then. I thought he was a d***head.’
A friend of Oldfield who lives in London says: ‘He can be a real charmer. But the truth is that he’s from a privileged background and he’s happy to work his contacts to get ahead. He may dislike elitism, but he’s hardly a working-class hero.’
Indeed, in the coming weeks, Trenton Oldfield might come to realise that making trouble is not always appreciated in the country he has called home for 12 years.
One can’t help but wonder how far this confused young man would get in explaining his political ideas if he were locked in a room with the defeated Oxford crew.