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WP sorry for throwing money

2012-10-31 15:33

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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Comments
  • lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 15:41

    “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.” People trying to be helpful, and they get lambasted by the fake profile people on this site. How pathetic is that. When is the last time you fake profile people tried to help? Instead of insulting others, maybe you should take a look at yourself first.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 15:45

      You just cannot justify the unjust my bra!!!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 15:46

      Yes we know you are plain stupid. Keep hiding behind fake names.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 15:52

      Like your WP tjommies Karevaan en Stir???

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 15:57

      Marcel, Maybe. But it was a spur of the moment thing. Only in SA would somebody trying to help others be seen as a bad thing.

      lean.sabie - 2012-10-31 16:55

      @stirrer We should be quiet though, drinking papsak, 80% of the crowd intoxicated, boo-ing, All Black supporters. And many of us don't even have internet at home

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-31 17:16

      Nursie, too much information! I have no interest in what you do at home in Canada. Sorry to hear about your internet.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-11-01 07:17

      First response when WP Fup, BUT MOMMY THE BULLS!!!!!!!!!

      nicholas.graan - 2012-11-01 13:47

      Amazing the cr*p we concern ourselves with nowadays.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-11-02 09:21

      caravan.bulls - Dont flatter yourself

  • oistar.tutu.9 - 2012-10-31 15:52

    Oh come off it. They say it was patronizing. P-leez, stop patronizing me!

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-31 15:54

    It's too late to apologize , it's to late

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 15:59

      Is that Pine or HM talking now?

      jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 16:00

      Lankal te laat!!!

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-10-31 16:06

      @ lean. Dit is hulle altwee. Nie een weet meer van rugby af as die ander een nie.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 16:09

      Ja Lourens, hulle bewys dit met elke game.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-31 16:47

      Somebody never got the "b's" and the "d's" correct in school, and it seems they are still struggling. Must be a bull supporter.

  • erich.oosthuizen.3 - 2012-10-31 16:02

    die klomp kla bekke moet maar Perth toe skiet

  • matthews.beki - 2012-10-31 16:07

    if you have it you may as well flaunt it?

      liesure.larry - 2012-10-31 16:15

      Ja that is what the Lions said a Couple of years ago...

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-31 16:12

    They are only apologising because they realised that they single-handedly boosted Crusader jersey sales by the thousands. Now the other half of Newlands that didn't have will be getting them soon. Newlands, home of the mighty Crusaders :)

      jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 16:20

      Lol

      stewart.mackay001 - 2012-10-31 16:37

      D_Man...slightly abusive there. You take a chill pill?

      lean.sabie - 2012-10-31 16:44

      @fake lean.sadie Thought it was a draw?

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-31 17:19

      @lean, not bitter, not happy either but it's all good! We didn't have the worst season ever! d-day, I know why you are so hostile as so would I if the AMI in Christchurch had more stormpies than Crusader supporters... But it's alright, go have a papsak and chill :)

  • pieter.thefuture - 2012-10-31 16:14

    Really - have you ever been to an area where everybody is saying "please, give me some money for food" and coldly just turn around? how is it patronizing to give someone what they were BEGGING for. Yes, the players should not have thrown money to the crowd, but they were not arrogant, they were sincerely trying to help the people they saw. And for those who say they should donate to charities - they do - most of them do a heck of alot of charity work.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 16:18

      Yes Pieter, Like I Said, these people only see the bad.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 16:20

      Have you ever heard of working?????????

      lean.sabie - 2012-10-31 16:44

      WP = No class

      lean.sabie - 2012-10-31 16:45

      Pieter the Bulls never behave like that

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-31 17:19

      WP = 7 cups in 2012.

      jasper.benadie - 2012-11-01 07:19

      But mommy the bulls!!!!

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-10-31 16:15

    Its amazing how the argus portraied the whole thing saying the province players threw money and laughed. Typical argus trying to make a good story. Think before you write you idiots. To all you negitive @$$ holes get over it. You shark, lion and bull supporters are all pathetic. You lost so get over that too. Well done province! U proved to all that you are champions! Pity some newspaper and stupid upset shark, lion and bulls supporters had to ruin ur celebrations.

      Jimmy NZ - 2012-10-31 17:25

      Mr angry pants, it wasn't Bulls, Sharks, Lions or even Malema that ruined your celebration! I do believe it was your guys throwing cash of a bus! And to laugh while doing it, bro that's just rude!

      khanyib1 - 2012-11-01 12:44

      Unless your precious 'celebrations' were taking place here in this forum, your desperate swipe at the sharks, bulls & lions is actually idiotic. You must have noticed that your 'celebrations' drew interest only from your crazy media and your hungry tik lovers. So maybe you and the argus should "think before you write...idiot."

  • matthys.debeer.5 - 2012-10-31 16:22

    Why where they in khayelitsha in the first place? I doubt that the majority of people living there watch rugby or even have dstv.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-10-31 16:30

      Yes they love soccer, but you will be surprised how many actually also follow rugby. Can't be bad for promoting the game.

      Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-10-31 16:51

      Its suprising that we still have stereotypes like you bud, just because its Khayelitsha your perception would be that they wouldn't have DSTV and rugby is for whites only. You must catch a wake up call and tik and stop an *?*re.

      morne.linden - 2012-10-31 21:31

      So you saying black people don't have DSTV? Have you ever been there?

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-31 16:24

    It seemed insensitive but why must the haves say sorry because they have something and give? When will the have not's say sorry that they did not finish school and can't get a job now?

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-10-31 16:30

    -I refuse to justify this dumb story with a comment!!! WP won the Currie Cup, In fine style I might add, so all you haters....get over yourselves!!! W P Jou Lekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkker Ding!!!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-31 17:21

      Louise, with apologies to MasterCard, here are two PRICELESS things: * WP winning the Currie Cup (and the u13, u15, Academy Week, U19, Vodacom Cup, Conference Cup) * The reaction of all these suurgatte

  • ziphok1 - 2012-10-31 16:30

    Sorry for what? 50 bucks may be nothing to others, but for some people its something. I see nothing wrong about what the guys did.

  • Truth.nnete - 2012-10-31 16:36

    Izikhothane way to go guys,Blue Bulls must also do it here in Atteridgeville.Lol

  • lean.sabie - 2012-10-31 16:40

    Typical WP, no class whatsoever. Nothing new

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 20:40

      How was your coma nurse? Did the fall back to earth hurt you that much? Siestog

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-10-31 16:42

    I don't see any problem there... Coz its from his own pocket, Rather than those they erich themselves with tax payers money. He derseve to be a President of the state. Coz he's willing to provide with that little he have...

  • Michelle Mimi van Zyl - 2012-10-31 16:51

    I'm rooting WP from now on! I hope they bless me with some cash and fast too :-D hehehe

  • trevor.davey.102 - 2012-10-31 16:56

    Ek dink WP kon vir hulle ondersteuners veral in die informeule nedersettings kos hampers uit gedeel het . Geld is n evil en mense kon seer gekry het . Of wat hulle kon gedoen het was om n lekker groot partydjie te gee op newlands waar almal welkom kan gewees het . Ons moet dit onthou wanneer die Beker weer volgende jaar in die Kaap bly . Trotse WP Fan !!!!

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-31 17:22

    Sorry se g*t

  • andrew.ruck.750 - 2012-10-31 18:30

    Is this really all you people have to be concerned with? who cares!!!!

      andrew.ruck.750 - 2012-10-31 18:31

      actually let me rephrase.. who the F#%K cares!!!

  • riaan.swarts.35 - 2012-10-31 18:58

    SHAME! sour grapes from bulls fans all your team can do is dissipiont you.Now all that angry is directed to the new Currie Cup Champs well deal with it. The more negative comments the more we LOVE WP so please dish it out clowns.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-31 20:42

      Nurse is making 4 profiles a day now, that coma sure hurt more than I thought.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-10-31 20:36

    so giving back to the community is wrong ? shame what about the huge amounts that the kings ain't given to community and the revenue generated from those pink bull cancer shirts? . maybe it not the correct thing to do but at least they have given every province supporter something this year!

  • Fox Trixter - 2012-10-31 23:12

    when they come for more in your house, don't be suprised! just throw them with money again...

  • john.thelps - 2012-11-01 05:15

    The government does the same to get support.......

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-11-01 07:53

    I think the players did this with the very best of intentions. Just a shame we live in this...place, that no matter what you do or how well intended you are, there wil alway be some jerk finding the dark side to your actions. I am a die hard Shark supporter but this is stupid and as much as it hurts: go WP.

  • bradley.october.1 - 2012-11-01 07:58

    I wonder if they did not through money. What will they say ( the players don't care about the supporters)

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-11-01 09:48

    classy...

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-11-01 09:50

    throwing money to the people...like the Kings of old throwing bread to the poor peasants...we are higher than u, eat out stale bread we do not want it.

  • sharon.s.cupido - 2012-11-01 10:04

    Good on your WP players, teach our politicians a thing or two

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-11-01 11:10

    Stupid jocks looking down on people

  • clivegoss - 2012-11-01 11:20

    WP also holds the WORLD CUP in begging. Here locals beg from the poor, and they start very young. They all have chubby cheeks yet "we are hungry". I feel sorry for the rugby players. Clearly they are just not tough enough to tell the beggars to ffffff I mean go away !

  • paul.gerber.71 - 2012-11-01 11:34

    well done guys and you have nothing to apologise for i my book but as far as the bulls/sharks/cheetahs/im sure they will all jump on the bandwagen.....we dont need to wonder why ..do we ..wp jou lekka ding

      khanyib1 - 2012-11-01 12:49

      they just apologised though...

  • bongohead.sipho - 2012-11-01 15:13

    They did what they thought was best.

  • bob.norris.581 - 2012-11-02 09:24

    Is anyone surprised by the wepee's reaction to the poor?

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