Forgive us for the sensationalist headline, but whilst watching the delightful Alan Partridge last night with one eye and cruising the net with the other we discovered that the Caster Semenya gender row had taken an unexpected twist.
The Partridge episode in question was the particularly hilarious ‘To kill a mocking Alan’, where the former Peartree Productions CEO gives his own unique synopsis on the film ‘The Crying Game’…
Partridge: Have you seen the film ‘The Crying Game’?
Paul: Yes, I saw it.
Partridge: Yeah. The woman with the old, er, tadger. I suppose the sequel will have a man with a fanny!
What on earth does this have to do with Caster Semenya? Well, rumours are gathering pace that Semenya has, as Partridge would say, a tadger and a fanny! That’s right Semenya may well be a hermaphrodite.
Aussie newspaper The Daily Telegraph broke the story yesterday by revealing that a source at the International Association of Athletics Federations had found that Semenya had she had internal testes and no uterus or ovaries.
The Sydney tabloid reported that ‘Tests conducted during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin last month, where Semenya’s gender became the subject of heated debate following her victory in the 800m, revealed evidence she is a hermaphrodite, someone with both male and female sexual characteristics.’
IAAF Spokesman Nick Davies is yet to make any comment in regards to the alleged leak.
We talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right. — Brian Clough