2010: Best Historic Re-enactment

Monday, 27 December 2010

Agitator or Agincourt?

After finally landing a decent win after a very troubled season – injury, setbacks and his own brother jailed for drug smuggling – Mark Cavendish finally won a race. Only rather than celebrating with a display of relief and pride, he stuck two fingers up at the media and by extension, the world. He was taken out of the race by his team but not after he said the fingers were meant for “people who know jack shit about cycling“.

Yet this changed and he later told people here was merely recreating a scene from medieval history:

The two-fingered salute comes from Agincourt, when they caught the archers and cut their two fingers off. It was intended to say: you can attack me, but I’ve still got my fingers. That’s what I meant, anyway.

Yeah, right Mark…

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