Should we allow the Haka?

2013-10-15 12:28
Haka (Gallo Images)
The Haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.
I have been watching rugby for many a years now and the All Blacks Haka is one of the most feared dances on the planet. If ever there were a dance of fear, it would be “The Haka”. Now, me watching the haka is somewhat strange, cause I believe world rugby has given into a psychology that is “The Haka”. I do not doubt that the All Blacks is world champions at this stage, but I would like to take you on a road of psycology where sport is concerned. I would like to make the case that all international rugby teams should stop treating The Haka like religion. I have just watched the Springboks loose against the mighty Blacks, and I say this, The All Blacks is a bloody good team, mostly due to psycological blackmail and intimidation. I need your inputs. Let’s stop standing and watch the Haka as if it is their anthem. It is not, it is intimidation. Due to that, they have build up this wall of greatness, which has been in many cases driven by referees who sees the All Blacks as “Gods”. I would like to see the world start to treat the Haka like “Doctor Capese” who kicked a ball while the Haka was being performed. No one needs to honor the Haka. No one needs to take on their “challenge”. You are on the field, for that specific reason. I say turn around and do something positive while they do their schenanagans…I am not an All Black supporter and never will be. I laugh when the Haka is done, for I know psycology.

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