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Fans turn on Boks

2010-12-11 15:55

George - The Springbok Sevens squad were verbally abused by a small group of fans shortly after their 19-10 loss to England in the Cup quarter final of the Emirates Airline George Sevens on Saturday.

The national team were making their way off the field when a group of South Africans, wearing All Black jerseys, started shouting insults at them.

The players did not react to the vulgar language that was used.

Later the afternoon, the Boks will face Wales in the plate semi-final (kick-off is at 16:38).

If they do not secure victory, it may very well be their last performance in George as the rights to host the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series is being contested by the cities of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Nelspruit.

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Comments
  • Lord Haw-Haw - 2010-12-11 16:21

    Quite frankly those god awful South African All Black supporters are the bigest pieces of trash there is. I have had the displeasure of working with some - awful experience I tell you

      Howzitekse - 2010-12-11 20:19

      Rugby fans turning on Boks? National pastime.

  • Carl Muller - 2010-12-11 16:52

    How low can you go, wear an All Black Jersey. Why bring them in the game....

  • herb77@24.com - 2010-12-11 17:07

    I've had plenty of encounters with the Cape All Black supporters. They generally seem to know less about New Zealand rugby and more about getting drunk and causing trouble. I once clashed with a group of hecklers who were shouting for the All Blacks while waving an Aussie flag.

  • Hendrik - 2010-12-11 17:51

    Ag Shame!!! Cowboys don't cry!!

  • brinjal - 2010-12-11 17:57

    Their whole goal is not support for the AB's it's all about pissing off mainly but not only white Bok supporters. They the fella's with the chip on their shoulder.

  • RUGBY FAN - 2010-12-11 18:01

    Yes, every year, same story. We attend this tournament every year, and this group of ALL BLACK supporters in the corner, where the players leave the field, are a disgrace to rugby fans. They clap for every other team, except the Bokke after a game. The verbal abuse and language towards the SA Team is so bad, that we have to close our childrens ears... Lets all club together and buy them one way tickets to NZ. That is if the NZ customs will allow these hooligans into their country......and I bet, the first time they behave like that in NZ, they will be put on the first flight out....back to ?........SA.......where they are allowed to act like that. What an embarassment for South Africa

      RobinB - 2010-12-13 09:49

      they are just sour because their pathetic little ABs can only win at 7's.. 15 man game at the world cup we still trump them everytime!!!

  • thesaoak - 2010-12-11 19:07

    They just trying to get some sort of reaction.... best idea is leave them be. They most likely dont even enjoy rugby... BOOO to all AB supporters in SA!

  • Amos Moledi - 2010-12-11 19:14

    surely our players ought to be protected better.... I say the organization of this tourney is pathetic. should this happen to any other team it would be seen as a crime. we South Africans are our worst enemy.

  • Zion - 2010-12-11 19:33

    We all know this is an old story, in fact as old as the game of rugby. The evidence thereof lies within the few comments in htis forum. South African Fans hate Overseas teams. Especially New Zealand and Australia. We saw that clearly when New Zealand forced the bokke to eat off the ground in the Trinations series. It is interesting to go back and read the comments then, especially Afrikaans ones. I have a choice which team to support and that has nothing to do with patriotism or gingoism. I support the All Blacks and have no mental anguish doing so. In fact supporting people like Bakkies Botha and his ilk has turned me a long time ago.

      Boet - 2010-12-11 20:11

      NZ is a proud rugby-nation and I have the utmost respect for them, but what do you think New Zealanders would think of you if you were a New Zealander who stayed there, but supported the Boks? Well, that is what I think of you too!

      Zion - 2010-12-11 21:11

      That is your democratic right to think what you like. I personally could not give a tinkers damn what you thing or don't think.

      Zion - 2010-12-11 21:16

      It is your democratic right to think what you choose to think about me or any thing else. So I personally don't give a tinkers damn as to what you do or don't think.

      Lord Haw-Haw - 2010-12-11 21:52

      Well Zion I use my right and think people like you and mainly non-white people who always moan especially about our Rugby and cricket teams can get lost. People like you are just as bad as those you still wave the old South African flag

      Zion - 2010-12-12 07:15

      Good for you, Lord Haw Haw, I see you may have some inkling what democracy means. That may be just the tip of the iceberg. Soon we will all be voting ANC. Maybe, too, you could lose that attitude towards other races and its implied racism. As for the flag: Well wrong again. What you apparently do not know is that the Old SA flag is not banned:- It may be hoisted on private property, On my lounge wall, or on a pole tied to my chimney. It may not be hoisted in a public place. Now I do not own one or want to own it or the New South African flag. That is not my problem. Jeeez, you bok losers are a pain in the jack.

      Gavin - 2010-12-12 07:15

      Zion, dont be to pompous , you dont hurdle abuse a people you hurl abuse, and "gingoism", is spelt with a J.

      Zion - 2010-12-12 08:33

      Dear, Oh dear ,Gavin what have I done now? A spelling mistake? Oh so sorry you are right I did misspell "Hurl" Woe is me. I like it when a discussion arrives at this stage. When you have nothing to say then the spelling and grammar is questioned. I have been ostracized many a time for my preferences but that is no hurdle and I take pettiness hurled at me lightly. As for jingoism: Lord save my soul.

      RobinB - 2010-12-13 09:42

      ZION.. I applaude you for Supporting NZ... They need all the support they can get because come next year this time they are still gonna be without a world cup in that dusty little trophy cabinet of theirs...

      CharlSkeptic - 2010-12-13 10:41

      Zion, the issue is not who supports who, the issue is abusive behaviour by "fans". Are you proud to be associated with this group of hooligans? I also guess that maybe you are a closet Kevin Mealamu fan? He's a thug, perhaps a touch more clever than Bakkies, but still a thug. You amuse me, Zion. Keep up your good work

      Ovie07 - 2010-12-13 12:35

      Zion i support u 100%..RobinB..in all ur replies u talking about the all blacks not winning the world cup and i think ur reply's bores me...like zion said we support the all blacks because of the excellent rugby they play and they respect for it..in sa rugby is a political sport..if i can still say its a sport...if they loose they wana fire the coach after 3 games or the team is too "white" but if they win they are the best..where NZ if they loose..like in the world cup RobinB..we don't give u the boot but we give u another change and i guarantee u with that team sa has got now they will not win the world cup or even feature in it coz of all the pensioners in the team..why do u think england and ireland and even wales is performing so well??coz of the young blood that they struggled with last year that is cuming through the ranks now.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 19:23

      RobinB, I will never venture on a prediction for any rugby game , especially not on an AB/SA game. There are too many unpredictable elements that may enter the equation. If you understand anything of the laws of probability you will see what I am getting at. Charl skeptic: you will see that I have stated elsewhere that I do not condone the actions of the hooligans under discussion here. Nor do I condone the thuggish behavior displayed by your hero's like Bakkies and his merry gang of thugs. The list is too long here to mention. Ovie. Thanks, Another voice in the wilderness.

      Sonicboom - 2010-12-13 21:59

      Zion, some friendly advice, do not watch the flight safety ad featuring the All Blacks, you may become suicidal.

      RobinB - 2010-12-15 08:18

      @Ovie07.. If you looked at all my replies you can see its only this one that i mention that the AB dont win the world cup.. Once is all I need to say it... 23 years is a long time to build up a negative attitude isnt it...

  • Warren - 2010-12-11 21:01

    To the organisers of this tournament: This is exactly why I don't take my family to watch the Sevens! Shame on the organisers for letting this happen year in & year out, you don't have then spine to slap a lifetime ban on these half lifes (This includes O. H. & SARU). GO CAPE TOWN!

  • Thomas - 2010-12-11 21:44

    What do you expect when the government wants the courts to unban hate speech!!! It all starts with not so common (common sence) non existance of IQ and total disrespect for fellow humans!

  • Kevin - 2010-12-11 21:49

    I see some South African fans have finally pulled their head out of the sand and seen the light...well done boys,it's good to see you supporting a winning side,it must be hard being a fan of a bunch of arrogant losers like the Boks...plus,it's so much cooler to be dressed in black than green!!

      James - 2010-12-12 09:15

      If I were an all black supporter, I would have cringed seeing this lot hurling abuse all while wearing an all black jersey...

      CharlSkeptic - 2010-12-13 10:43

      Uuumm, until the All Blacks lose, then they will also be abused? You are the joke, Kevin my good man!

      Zion - 2010-12-13 19:28

      James, That exactly is how I feel and distance myself from it. When your team loses a match to the AB's and the hounds go out baying for the referee's blood then I feel the same again.

  • dribble - 2010-12-11 21:53

    to the likes of zion and compan: nobody gives a rats ass what bloody team you support, yes you are right it is your democratic right to choose, however is it your democatic right to be able to hurl abuse at player, is it your right to make such a commosion that you disturb other spectators and force them to sit elsewhere so that you in your drunkered state can be rude...hell no. the story isnt over weather or not these people supported another team it is the way the behave.

  • Kieron - 2010-12-12 11:25

    So much for WP supporters always bagging out the BB, we at least are proud to support the BOKS!!

  • ChumScrubber - 2010-12-12 13:33

    These okes have a right to support the AB's, but the way they do it shows one thing - they do it with an agenda, to aggravate patriotic saffers. The AB's should be insulted by this kind of support, as it is not genuine support, they're merely using it as a tool to create tension. I'm glad George will never again host this event, it is unbelievably embarrassing to our country. Nowhere else would this happen, in New Zealand if a group of so called NZ Bokke supporters behaved like this, they'd have the k#k beaten out of their yellow shallow arses. Spineless destructive creatures!

      Zion - 2010-12-12 14:31

      An interesting interpretation arises out of your comment: Patriots choose the Bokke simply because the Bokke are a South African team and its supporters are, or must be South Africans. Good. The ANC represents the far greater majority of the electorate so why the hell are you and other patriots voting for other inferior parties. You as a patriot have the duty to vote the ANC deeper into power. Get the gist? You see Chum words and situations can be manipulated to suit and meet the ends, no matter how ridiculous. Notice that the ALL BLACKS won the round. Now you can start figuring out why I support them

      sonnyg - 2010-12-13 08:46

      A Zion, So the Boks are the current World Champs, why dont you support them? I bet you are man u supporter as well. So are you such a loser that you feel the need to only support winning teams?? Is that the only joy in your life?

      Tertius - 2010-12-13 09:44

      Zion has sided himself with those people. Secretly he wants to sit there with those drunken excuses for human beings, and grope their chicks. Pathetic, Zion.

      RobinB - 2010-12-13 09:45

      Well said sonnyg!!! Zion is a moron!!! Probably the guy who was never picked for a team so now he vows to support any winning team just so his already diminished ego doesnt take a further knock!!

      ChumScrubber - 2010-12-13 17:47

      @Zion, well I guess me and you differ in opinion then, so be it. I believe the AB support by saffers in George is out of malice, its driven by darker beliefs. Get my gist? The ANC rant doesn't make sense to me, I don't get your gist.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 19:38

      Sonny, Sonny, Sonny after the tri-nations massacre one would hardly call the springboks world champions even if the title applies to them. I don't only support winning teams as you so ignorantly imply. Being donnered by Scotland and the Baa-baas really puts them lower on the ladder. And further you have just made the statements to rile me and probably justify your own doubts.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 19:44

      Tertius, I don't grope chicks but their mothers. Welcome to the fry. WTF are you anyway a kopdokter and if so go read your comment and put yourself in an asylum.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 19:53

      RobinB. You again trying to get attention, I suppose. I would rather be a moron than you, you are a step lower ie a cretin. I have never played rugby beyond school years. (1968) were you born then? because you sound like on of those hooligans at George. Further, the school was so small it had only about about 25 players so I played in the first team and the second team on the same day. You must try it sometime.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 20:11

      Chum Scrubber, At least thanks for the bit of tolerance. Very little of that quality floating around here. I too believe the saffers acted out of malice but that does not include me in your equation. One day I might tell you what drives me.Then even the angels will weep. My reference to the ANC is simply an analogy using patriotism as a subject. The ANC is an incompetent and corrupt organization. It is the majority party in SA. People vote for this Org. and it wins every time. The ANC is South Africa and being the ruling party reigns supreme. Patriots vote for them and patriots vote for the Bokke. All are good South Africans. I cannot bind myself to the ANC and nor to the Bokke simply out of patriotism. Nor can I find much credibility belonging to a group of persons who perceive virtuous properties in the Bokke or SARU for that matter.

  • winepackaging - 2010-12-12 14:06

    At a test at Newlands these so-called All Black supporters were so drunk and vulgar that I asked them to consider the women and children around them. That only led to them turning all their attention to me for the rest of the match. Ruining the day that I looked forward to.

  • josefus.poerstamper - 2010-12-12 17:05

    Where's my comment News24, why was it not posted?

  • Pierewiet - 2010-12-12 17:30

    Rugby in the SWD are managed by the brothers and uncles of those in that particular corner. That is who they are and how they operate in life. Sad, but true.

  • Victor - 2010-12-12 19:18

    Nice......the photo shows white SA in Springbok gear...... looks great for the international audience....good accurate journalism lads....

  • di - 2010-12-12 22:58

    Thought I was alone in this. I must say that watching a group of Safricans support All Blacks did sit in my craw as well. Nothing against the All Blacks personally, they are an amazing team.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 08:08

      How about altering your parochial outlook to a more global one. And yes they are an amazing team and that could be a good reason.

  • Skubbe - 2010-12-12 23:05

    We were there and left very early because of the baheviour of these 'Men in Black'... they made up 50% of the crowd, and were shouting insults at the Boks all the time. They literally went mad when England thumped us. When you try to talk to them in order to understand where they come from (bashing the Boks), they get extremely aggressive. George 7's was one hell of a disappointment after driving all the way from Cape Town!

  • Kevin Rack - 2010-12-13 04:48

    The South African All Black supporters were booing the Blitzbokke. The images here show guys singing the national anthem. To negate the Saffa All Black supporters dont hold sevens in Cape Town or PE. It is like home game advantage. Anyway do you blame them for supporting a winning team.

  • sonnyg - 2010-12-13 08:36

    Just ignore those fools. They are an Embarrassment to AB supporters.

  • BlackSwan - 2010-12-13 09:10

    Ridiculous format of the game anyway - like beach soccer???? (and 20/20 cricket)

      RobinB - 2010-12-13 09:47

      BlackSwan... are you a idiot.. I guess so.. only a person who doesnt fully understand the skill it takes to play 7's or 20/20 cricket will say it...

      BlackSwan - 2010-12-13 13:02

      RobinB that is a typical answer when you run out of ideas - I see very little skill in 20/20 cricket - seems the perfect place for money laundering though

  • Johnny - 2010-12-13 11:02

    Ex Bok supporter and PDV/Quota -hater... .....Go All Blacks..! .....Go All Blacks..!! .....2011 World Champs..!!

      Boeta Nev - 2010-12-13 12:15

      At least you got the Scotland part right last time round.LOL. Better luck next time.

      Johnny - 2010-12-13 16:00

      All Blacks..!! .....2011 World Champions...!!! .....Go All Blacks..!!

  • sonnyg - 2010-12-13 11:25

    I wonder if all these All Black supporters support the All whites also?

  • Ovie07 - 2010-12-13 12:59

    why are u guys comparing them with all the other Ab supporters...im an Ab supporter and what those people did was wrong and low minded..just unfortunate that the boks lost against england coz the final between NZ and SA would have been a hell of a game...

      ChumScrubber - 2010-12-13 18:00

      No, we're not comparing them to genuine AB supporters. These okes are fakes with an agenda.

      Zion - 2010-12-13 20:21

      Oh my god, Ovie07 now these loonies will be on your back until next year.Last year a character calling itself Darwinia gave me flack. I think he/she must have been studying to be a lawyer given all the crap questions and insinuations based on bulldust. You cannot win. Lets leave that to the AB's

  • Morne - 2010-12-13 13:07

    SHAME, can only be a bunch of brain-less TWATS.

  • MAGIC - 2010-12-13 15:05

    i support the province and the country that i live in... Go EP and SA!!!

      ChumScrubber - 2010-12-13 18:02

      Even though I'm a black cow, I still support the Green & Gold. Province - well thats a difficult one, spent my youth in KZN so can't drop the Sharks - but when they play Mpumalanga, I'm against them.

  • Kevin - 2010-12-17 16:04

    These wannabee AB supporters down in the Cape are an absolute menace!!!Gone are the good old days where you could sqaure up and give them a hiding!!! They've as much backbone as their Indian counterparts in Natal---the first smack you dish out they run to the police and charge you with assault!!FACT as it has happened to me-another trend is to jump you with numbers,when you look again you're fending off six mates!!!Wankers the lot of them!!

  • Kevin - 2010-12-17 16:27

    SARU should hit them where it hurts!!!Take the games away form George!!!Where were the police to arrest this rabble as abusive drinking in public is still breaking the law???

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