Kevin Pietersen is an England cricketer, formerly captain of the team and well-known for his lack of self-deprecation, shall we say. He's almost as good as he thinks he is.
He was born in South Africa and switched allegiance because he didn't like that country's attempt to turn cricket from a whites-only sport to a mixed one by reserving places for black team members.
There's an argument to be had there, sure. However, if you were a white South African with some previous racial disagreement, would you pose for a doctored photograph reclining in Barack Obama's Oval Office chair? To advertise Brylcreem?
Mmm… racially sensitive.