Former Australian chess representative John Adams has slammed the ABC for organising a radio segment discussing whether the popular board game is racist.
Professional economist Adams received a call from a Sydney-based ABC producer on Tuesday asking whether the game was racist because white always moves first.
“I just received a phone call from an ABC Sydney based producer seeking a comment about the game of chess,” Adams posted to Twitter.
“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 the rules of chess need to be altered!
“Trust the taxpayer-funded national broadcaster to apply ideological Marxist frameworks to anything and everything in Australia!
“With all the drama resulting from COVID-19, I am amazed that the ABC is broadcasting on irrelevant topics!”
By: Nic Savage