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2012-04-26 15:56

Cape Town - Bobby Skinstad's on air 'coconut' gaffe has received loads of comments from our users.

VIDEO: Lelia Masaga tackle on Lwazi Mvovu

Here's what you had to say about it:

"In the words of Peter Fatiafalofa (Samoan international and Auckland representative): 'You can call me a coconut but make sure you’re my friend'.  You call your average Samoan a coconut and he will probably try and knock your head (coconut) off." – Bob

“What did the one coconut say to the other coconut? ‘You're nuts!’ That’s what I think of this whole fiasco...” – Benlloyd-roth

“Coconut tackle: noun - in rugby, a head-high tackle (NEW ZEALAND). 1998
Taken from: The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.” –Michael Bullard SA

“If it had been Pat Lambie and Robbie Robinson clashing heads and a Kiwi commentator had used the term nobody would bat an eyelid!” – Donallen Johnson

“NZ know our history, they just want to stir and play us. Ignore it.” – Johan

“In fairness the tackle by Masanga was shocking, he should receive a ban for it.” – Gareth

“So is he also now going to get fired like Darren was?” – Debbie Meadows

“Do the right thing Supersport. Fire him.” – Abie

Bob Skinstad's coconut gaffe was embarassing blip on a promising commentating career (Gallo Images)


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