Ah, Rizal. Meet sports reporting's bad boy, Rizal Hashim. The "loose cannon". The Malay Mail reporter that Azalina Othman Said could not stand when she was Sports Minister and trying to make Brickendonbury a reality.
"A pain in the arse," she had told an aide one day.
Rizal was bad, indeed. But then he came from a long list of "bad boys of journalism", many of whom made their name in sports reporting. Fauzi Omar and Lazarus Rokk came to mind immediately. And tough girls, too (remember Cheryl Dorrall?).
Rizal is already aiming his cannon at the thought of a cheaper alternative for Brickendonbury, HERE.