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What's Trending: Desmond Haynes snubbed

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 12 March 2014

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The Nation’s Online Editor Sherrylyn Toppin looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados. Barbados and West Indies cricket legend Desmond Haynes is an angry man today. On Sunday, while attempting to enter Kensington Oval for the first T20 cricket match between England and the West Indies, he was denied entry by officials manning the doors at the stand which bears his name – the Greenidge and Haynes Stand. So angry is Haynes, the chairman of the Cricket Legends of Barbados wants his name removed. The majority of online readers came out in support, but some felt this was too drastic. Anita Delph: This is shameful. It seems to me that in this country, if you are not from a certain breed, stock or class that type of treatment will be dished out to you regardless of your contribution to the country. You and other West Indian cricket legends should not have to ask the Chief Executive Officer for special accreditation. That should be a given. Alberto Alba: Come on Dessie, to what gain? To remove your name would be like cutting off your nose to spite your face. If you go about it that way then you are a smaller man than the security who denied you entry. Randy Bridgeman: Forgive the man Mr Haynes, for he knows what he did. He’s sadly in need of people skills. Cease your effort to have your name removed from the stand as there’s no need for this drastic action. Ego Evaluation: I believe this man should have special ID to move to required parts of the oval. Cheese On: I apologise to you Mr Haynes for the disrespect shown by security. Not everyone knows how to treat people and clearly they don’t. Don’t let it upset you so much that you don’t want to come to cricket or have your name on the stand. Lloyd Gulstone: [How could] a man who has helped to place this little island on the radar because of his great sporting achievement, be treated with scant respect at an Oval that has a stand named after him and his other great opening batting partner, Gordon Greenidge? Mr Haynes should not even have to stand up in a line, or any line for a matter of fact, when coming to Kensington Oval.

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