Wednesday 17 June 2009
Ireland U-20s challenge Baby Blacks haka
I have been quite surprised by the amount of negative responses to this. The haka is a challenge, why not answer it? The haka is a piece of NZ heritage/culture etc, doesn't neccesarily mean every other team should have to stand around in front of them as they jump about and grunt in their direction, not a part of their culture. New Zealanders should be happy that its afforded any kind of respect/acknowledgement at all in my opinion.
To complain about an opponent making a threatening advance towards your boys as they perform a war dance seems a bit silly.