So last week you liked my in-depth analysis of Graeme Smith's presence on Facebook. Thanks.
I was so pleased with this that I didn't write again for a week.
But here and now I shall look at just what Facebook thinks of Jacques Kallis, by request. Unfortunately however, Facebook Jacques is not nearly as interesting as Facebook Graeme.
There are nine Facebook groups about Jacques Kallis (a couple of IPL groups as well, but they don't count).
Sadly, seven are fan groups. This means that the number of people who love Jacques Kallis enough to set up a fanpage outweight the number who hate him enough to set up a loathing page. Shame, the loathesome ones are always more fun to read.
The first search result is Jacques Kallis is Awesome. The Jack Bauer of Cricket. The group boasts 181 members and its author has written this in the Group Info section: "basically jacques makes me wet, being a heterosexual man i don't make statements such as this without carefully considering the implications, but along with keifer sutherland, jacques is one of the two men i would consider letting bum me."
Interesting. I'm sure Jacques will be thrilled at this generous offer.
The author did shoot himself in the foot a bit when, after writing a detailed overview of Jacques' career, concluded with "Andrew Flintoff Who?" Andrew Flintoff, then.
Jacques Kallis supports Club - 154 members - but the pressing matter of just which club he supports is not addressed.
Jacques Kallis is an absolute legend!!!! - 107 members - with four exclamation marks, you got that? Not interesting whatsoever, only got a mention because of the large number of members.
F*ck the quota system, bring back Jacques Kallis - 68 members - "This group is to show support for Jacques Kallis and all other South African sports men and women who have been left out of teams because of STUPID quota systems" Mmm, poignant.
Of course there's a S.A has produced some of the best cricket players ever group - 189 members - because it would be a world gone topsy-turvy if there wasn't a group that epitomises South African arrogance.
Now for the good ones...
Michael Hussey, what a hero!! Stuff Jacques Kallis - 5 members - hooray for the Huss!
The fact that it only has five members means nothing. Nothing! And the fact that the creator left the group means nothing either, got it?
jacques kallis is a prick! - 5 members - Interestingly this group categorises itself as Common Interest - Gardening. Its Recent News section consists of "kallis is a prick!". Although true, the creator should consider investing in a Thesaurus, because there are a lot of words appropriate for Mr Kallis, no need to use any more than once.
That's it for Jacques, no gold mine was uncovered unfortunately, and nothing about his esteemed personal life, but I believe in Facebook, I believe there's some extreme loathing for certain players out there, and I will find it.
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