Originally Posted by rusty nails
john stephenson, timana tahu
Steffensen is a good call Rusty but he's originally from South Africa.
Athletics Australia has recently suspended him for 6 months after finding his claims of racism and villification in the lead up to the London olympics unsubstantiated.
Steffensen was dirty that teenager Steven Solomon had been selected ahead of him in the 400 metres at the London olympics. Solomon went on to make the olympic final.
In 2010 Steffensen copped a 3 month ban for making similar accusations.
Many would remember Steffensen's effort last year in the Stawell Gift when he ran dead after realising he wasn't making up any ground on the front markers.
He has had his snout firmly planted in Athletics Australia's trough for more years than he deserved.
Steffensen and Mundine are like peas in a pod. They are both outrageous self promoters who don't give a rats who they offend.
Good riddance to this pair of serial pests.
[ it has been reported that Steffensen could be considering a career in boxing ]