Blind children joke deplorable
Rnib NI and Angel Eyes NI, two charities which support families of children who are blind, or partially-sighted, were stunned and disappointed by the inappropriate, discriminatory comments that were made by Billy Weir about very young children with a visual impairment (Sport, June 21).
To use the subject of children with a disability in this way for entertainment value is both shocking and deplorable.
Not only is it offensive to make a joke of the issue, it also shows a total lack of awareness of the children we support.
Why would a blind child be using a colouring book, when they would be unable to see it, nor would they be aware of colours?
DAVID GALLOWAY (RNIB NI) and
MAXINE MAUGER (ANGEL EYES NI)
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