Blind man in blind sport shocker!
I spotted this summary of a BBC Bristol audio news story and, well, maybe it's just me, but something seemed slightly odd about it:
A blind man from Westbury-on-Trym has been selected to represent the UK at the IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships in New Zealand.
Now obviously, since the story is on the Bristol site, the interest here lies in the fact that the man who is going to represent the country hails from the Bristol area. Which is good. Because I'd hate to think that the main talking point is in fact about a blind man being selected to take part in a blind sports tournament. Which he would, wouldn't he?
I'm still waiting hopefully for a headline about a sighted person taking part in a blind sports event. Now that really would be news.