Currie Cup

WP sorry for throwing money

2012-10-31 15:33
WP victory parade (Claudia Dijkkamp)

The Western Province squad embarked on a victory parade through the streets of Cape Town. See all the pictures.

Cape Town - WP Rugby has apologised after players threw R50 notes to fans who'd assembled to congratulate the team on their Currie Cup victory parade through Cape Town on Tuesday.

GALLERY: WP's Currie Cup victory parade

As the money was thrown from the bus, fans jostled to get their hands on the cash. There were no reported injuries.

According to Wednesday's Cape Argus newspaper, radio callers and presenters voiced a range of opinions on the matter, with some saying it was in poor taste and patronising, while others saw nothing wrong with it.

WP Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield apologised for the incident, explaining that upon stopping in Khayelitsha on the third leg of the parade, part of the crowd had appealed to players on the bus for money suggesting they were hungry.

Wakefield said: “It was maybe a little naive of the players involved, but their intentions were good. There was certainly no negative intention, only positive. If it was perceived in any other way, we apologise.”

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