Australian broadcasting Corporation (ABC) seriously asked the question about whether chess is a racist sport because of the rules the white pieces go first.
It responded to the Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov and former Australian player John Adams.
“They think chess is racist since white always moves first. Nalogoplatel trust-funded national broadcaster to apply the ideological framework to all in Australia! The coronavirus had caused this drama, and ABC broadcasts on irrelevant topics. I’m amazed!”, – Adams wrote on Twitter.
“If you’re worried about what the game of chess is racist – please take a go – there black moves first. Better to do that than to look foolish, wasting taxpayers ‘ money to “investigate” – said Kasparov.
“It’s nice to see ex-world chess champion Kasparov kicked ABC because of their independent coverage of the game of chess. Common sense prevails,” – responded to the statement by Kasparov Adams.
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I just received a phone call from an ABC Sydney based producer seeking a comment about the game of chess!
The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first!
They are seeking comment from a chess official as to whether
— John Adams (@adamseconomics) June 23, 2020