Blue Bulls to lose their daisy?

2012-02-11 15:54

Cape Town - The Barberton daisy and the light blue colours of Northern Gauteng’s sports teams are under renewed threat from politicians.

The Tshwane Sports Council (TSC), which was formed under suspicious circumstances two years ago, will on 31 March officially become the governing body of sport in the Tshwane region.

And according to the Beeld newspaper this new council is keen to replace the daisy and light blue colours with a more representative emblem and colours.

The daisy has been prominent on the Blue Bulls rugby team's jerseys for years and feature on most of Northern Gauteng sports teams' shirts.

“All sports codes in the region would have to conform to the TSC’s constitution," a well-informed source told Beeld.

“Even though the Blue Bulls and Bulls emblems are registered trademarks, there will definitely be political pressure for only one sports emblem to be used for sports teams.”

The Blue Bulls Rugby Union (BBRU) and the Notherns Cricket Union (Titans) have already indicated they are against this new proposition.

Elise Lombard, CEO of Northerns, said the daisy is the team’s registered trademark.

Chaka Croukamp, vice-president of the BBRU said it doesn’t make sense from a commercial point of view to change the team’s registered trademark.

“It is the union’s registered trademark and is known worldwide.”

Twenty-eight sports codes have already indicated that they do not support the new proposition.

In 2010 the Tshwane Sports Council made five suggestions - all with the colours white, black, yellow and green - to replace the light blue.


  • Rene - 2012-02-11 16:07

    Bugger-off all you useless politicians - leave Sport alone and focus on your damn jobs! Anyway, NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 16:49

      Cheer up daisy

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 17:06

      Rene, this might make you feel better regarding SBW compared to NZ's number one ranked boxer: Do your whining saffa, think we care? Check it out Not SBW by the way!!!!! Who's Bakkies? Harsh yet true, bye bye

      Georg - 2012-02-11 17:09

      Klink darem baie na die ANC se kleure: Swart, geel, groen - en wit. Have you guys noticed that apart from rugby the other teams all play in grasshopper green and yellow - not dark green and gold?

      Rene - 2012-02-11 17:52

      @Jandals, sorry but you cannot compare your show pony SBW to our continuous interference by our politicians. Once again you show your AB arrogance and stupidity!!! We will deal with our own crap in our own country. Thanks for coming ..... Don't you worry, I AM VERY CHEERED UP!!! Goto go, my Bulls are having a warm up game on telly - very entertaining!!

      Garth - 2012-02-11 17:59

      @jandals- are you a fine example of the standard of education in NZ? Ha,ha, ha - porksword!

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 18:11

      What? your balls need warming? Awesome, apparently steroids do that.

      mikeangell61 - 2012-02-11 18:17

      Rene, GREAT.Plonkers dont you think??

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 18:18

      @Garth, if I was you I wouldn't mention education. Apples and pears mate. Anyway, what's the next excuse.........

      Yar - 2012-02-11 18:19

      @Jandals Have to congratulate you kiwis. Bryce Lawrence was a match winner.

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 18:32

      Thanks Yar, your compliments are well received and may I just say this, Paddy and Bryce send our commissaries.

      Rene - 2012-02-11 18:46

      @Mikeangel, If I were an AB supporter, I would hide and/or be 'humble' - Unethical bunch!

      Rene - 2012-02-11 19:07

      @Jandals, your attempt at being funny - EPIC FAIL

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 19:32

      "EPIC FAIL"........if you say so although our trophy cabinets (bursting at the seems) would say otherwise.

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 19:50

      As for being "humble", find a dictionary and then look up the word's a rather compelling read, and while you're at it look up the term Super Rugby, tri-nations etc. What's the difference between humble, excuses and excuses? At least I don't need an excuse to be humble......we just get on with it.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 20:14

      Jandals, ''we just get on with it'', you say? Like in 2007 after getting hammered by France?

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 20:34

      @Bulldozer, although you might be an FBI agent working alongside Kim dot com........I wan't you to know this, you and your fancy ways might take my country but you'll never take, my freedom You can't handle the truth

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 20:41

      Where did I ever say I was an FBI agent?

      Theuns - 2012-02-11 20:44

      @Jandals - Your sheep has warmed up your bed, and is waiting for u. Off u go now,

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 20:50

      @Bulldozer France? I plead the 5th and as far as 2007 goes, not a fine vintage athough according to my sources the Saffas have produced a fine 2011 whine.

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 21:03

      @Bulldozer, "I'm a hottie from the square"? What?

      Staal - 2012-02-11 23:31

      Whenever I read an article like this I realise the *NEW* South Africa doesn't deserve success.

      dylanswanie - 2012-02-12 09:55

      @ jandal, shame, your poor sheep are waiting for your return! Oh yeah and enjoy your crappy little island

      CapeChappy - 2012-02-12 14:46

      @ Jandals: Your trophy cabinet is bursting?? Why, what did you put in there to cover the dust spots left by the tri-nations and super 15 cups?

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      stefan505 - 2012-02-12 19:42

      I fully agree. As a tax payer I would preferably like to see the politicians focus money towards more important areas such as proper service delivery, quality health care and high standard of education. This TSC sounds nonsensical and reeks of an unsolicited political agenda.

      Hugh - 2012-02-13 12:36

      you f@king AB's, like a turd that wont flush.

  • iserasmus - 2012-02-11 16:18

    What silliness. Even though I don't like the Bulls any more than a respectable Capetonian should, it's their colours and their badge. It'd be like telling the All blacks they have to change colours, and we know how it went when they tried to change the Springbok. Are so many people really offended by it? It's just a flower.....

      Staal - 2012-02-11 23:33

      They aren't really offended. They just want to rub the white people's noses in it. Revenge pure and simple.

      CapeChappy - 2012-02-12 14:50

      My thoughts exactly, since when did "light-blue" become offensive??! Are they going to exterminate all the Barberton Daisies next? You'd swear it was April 1st reading absolute idiocy like this. Now they'll form a committee and spend millions of our tax money deciding what to do. Because there aren't a million other better things to do with that money.

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-13 10:52

      I don't really agree. So what if they lose the daisy? They lost their mojo last season and nobody cared.

  • Carl - 2012-02-11 16:24

    Ha Ha ...bulls will be called anc rugby team

      Kwagga - 2012-02-11 18:02

      And who knows, they are looking for a job for Malemmertjie - maybe coaching or even new President of the NBYL - (Northern Bulls Youth League) - ridiculous !!!!!!!!!!!!

      CapeChappy - 2012-02-12 14:50

      I think he'd do better as a tackle bag.

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-02-11 16:25

    daisy is seker nou ook te WIT! Julle krap waar dit nie juk nie. Al wat julle Ashls het wat julle werldwyd verteenwoordig in sport wil julle nou ook opdnnr. Noem my een goeie ding wat die nuwe stadsraad gedoen het, net een!?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-11 16:48

      @ jean ..Jys reg my maat, Ek wonder net watse tender gaan daar nou wees vir die maak van 'n nuwe handelsmerk.. Wens die politieke vertraagdes wil hulle by hulle gesteelery hou en SPORT uitlos

      breggie.hale - 2012-02-11 17:35

      Jean. the daisy is RED!!!

  • pimp.daddy.Alex - 2012-02-11 16:43

    I don't support the Bulls and Titans, but I honestly feel this is a waste of politicians time... If you were appointed to the exact job to change emblems it would of made sense, but there is a lot more going on than sports.

      Martin - 2012-02-11 16:49

      Politicians only waste time, they don't do anything else. 90% are oxygen thieves.

  • Martin - 2012-02-11 16:48

    When are politicians going to stop trying to bugger up evrything? Why the emphasis on black, yellow and green? No... wait, let all teams play in these colours, thirty players on the field chasing a oval ball will make for a great spectacle. Twenty two players chasing a round ball in the same colours.... Lets make the balls black, yellow and green as well.

      Staal - 2012-02-11 23:37

      They will never stop until they have managed to disenfranchise every last white person and emblem. And then they will endeavour to prevent them from starting anything new for themselves. Anyone that thinks they are willing to coexist need to have their head examined.

  • Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-02-11 16:51

    What a load of absolute rubbish....

  • Martin - 2012-02-11 16:58

    Politicians must get the heck out of sport. Why the emphasis on the colours of the ANC? Lets change all sporting disciplines to these colours, 30 players chasing an oval ball, 22 players chasing a round ball will make for a great spectacle. While we're about it, change the colours of the balls to match..beautiful. Politician wankers!

  • Rob - 2012-02-11 17:08

    First it was a buck, now they are gunning after a flower!! Have these guys nothing else to do, but waste taxpayers money with their vindictive ideas.

  • Nicholas - 2012-02-11 17:21

    " it doesn’t make sense from a commercial point of view..." Correct, that is why they will do it, because it doesn't make sense! Usually name changes in SA is an act of revenge to show you who's boss now. They cannot make any other meaningful changes, but name changes are easy and it gives the impression that meaningful change has been made.

  • John - 2012-02-11 17:30

    These idiots have nothing better to do......

  • Hermann - 2012-02-11 17:32

    Idiots in our midst running wild again. Rugby has its emblem, tennis its own, etc. Leave alone what is working.

  • Driesie - 2012-02-11 17:34

    Eish ,imagine the bulls playing with the anc colours not at Loftus but in Soweto , can change the name to Youth League .Bliksems want to take everything from us .

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-02-11 17:54

    I think it's time to pick up our Mausers again, don't you?

  • gerald.winkel - 2012-02-11 17:55

    I'm not a Bulls supporter, but this is imoral and disgraceful that politicians should be so disrespectful.

  • Allan - 2012-02-11 18:09

    Fecking politicians! They want to damage everything they possibly can in SA and if they cant do that then they want to steal it!!!!!! Most of them probably dont even know what a Daisy is. They are just bloody gangsters !!!!

      johannes.p.bezuidenhout1 - 2012-02-11 20:44

      Hear this: Democracy must surely be more than two wolves (ANC) and a sheep (Blue Bulls) voting on what to have for dinner. They better concentrate on the disgraceful Soccer teams and SAFA. Leave Rugby out of you crooked brains!!!

  • clubduvet - 2012-02-11 18:09

    There are many other issues to deal with in the country. Why scratch where it doesn't itch?

  • mikeangell61 - 2012-02-11 18:15

    CHANGE chiefs + pirates and all the rest of the teams & leave the rugby teams alone.WTF!!

  • Andre - 2012-02-11 18:55

    I heard somewhere that the ANC government is going to be awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry. They have managed to develop a formula where they turn gold into manure!

  • sfrancoisdevries - 2012-02-11 18:56

    F#ck politicians

  • sfrancoisdevries - 2012-02-11 18:56

    Bafana is ruined. Now it's on to rugby I guess....

  • Louis Bierpens D'Oliveira - 2012-02-11 19:41

    What does the daisy have to do with politics? It is a symbol that is known world wide! Leave it alone if they want to change something to do with sport, then change the white to black ratio players in the national soccer team stop screwing around with rugby just because its a predominantly "white" sport. This country's politicians will do anything to drag rugby into the ground and they are only doing this because they know it will cause friction. Stop worrying about what colour uniforms rugby players wear and start worrying about schools for children and hospitals for the sick. If a small thing like a flower on a shirt bothers you this much then you should not be a politician because you keep yourself busy with small issues instead of making this country a better place. LEAVE THE DAISY ALONE! Changing it will not make south africa better it will only create more trouble than you can handle. True to the blue!

  • Willem - 2012-02-11 19:54

    Who cares

  • Jandals - 2012-02-11 19:56

    "Bugger-off all you useless politicians - leave Sport alone and focus on your damn jobs! Anyway, NOT GONNA HAPPEN!" Word for word verbatim, I think you should leave sport alone Rene. Don't mix politics with sport, how do you like me now? Word for word

  • Matthew Patrick - 2012-02-11 20:07

    More representative colours and emblem? It's the colour blue and a daisy! The colours they suggested are the friggin' ANC's colours, just about. I don't support any Pretoria teams and it still makes me angry.

  • Bootman - 2012-02-11 20:12

    Hahahahahah This is a brilliant idea. Replace the Barbeton Daisy with a Parktown Prawn. Lets call them the rainbow roaches. "This emblem is known worldwide" What a load of rubbish. I bet nobody in The USA, Canada, Japan or China has even heard of the Bulls.

      gideon.prinsloo - 2012-02-12 09:32

      Typical Ostrich mentality, wake up out of your sleep, The emblem is known world wide and so the Bulls and don't ever think that after they messed up with the colours and the emblems of the Bulls and Titans that they will leave the rest of South Africa, no, they wont because these ANC politicians had nothing better to do than to mess up and continue with their rubbish and I will not apologizing for being white.

  • Willie - 2012-02-11 20:25

    The more incompetent politicians are to address the real issues that matter such as proper service delivery to the communities they are supposed to serve, curtailing costs, creating a climate conducive for job creation, effective corruption free metro policing, etc, the more they hide their incompetence by spending time and money with issues that does not add value to quality of life and creating more useless restrictive measures. Tshwane Sport Council you do not have a valid reason to exist! Dissolve yourself

  • Geronimo - 2012-02-11 21:19

    Haha what a waste of time, money and emotion. Lol, this is becoming so silly. And I note the colours they suggest are predominantly the ANC colours! What a boring world we would live in if all sports teams within a region had to have the same colours, same symbol, etc. In my view politics really should have no place in sport.

  • Jandals - 2012-02-11 21:23

    Personally I think the new jersey looks quite pretty, I can understand and appreciate that Bollock fans might miss their daisy but at least it's not a pansy.....or is it?

  • SeeVeeDeeEl - 2012-02-11 22:34

    Total lack of brains with the post 1994 Affirmative Actioned New South Africans. Inferiority complex rules supreme.

  • abraham.koopman - 2012-02-11 22:50

    Hulle moet die Bulle se f*kk*n embleem uitlos. Als kan nie gepolitiseer word nie. Hoekom wil die politicians (ANC) alles wat werk opneuk. Ek hoop die Blou Bul ondersteuners gaan dit nie maar gelate aanvaar nie, al moet hul ook "Toyi Toyi" By the way, die Bulle het die Cheetahs lekker op hul herrie gegee!!!!!!!!!!!!

      abraham.koopman - 2012-02-11 22:52

      Weerhou belasting as dit moet, of doen enig derglike aksie wat nodig geag word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kevin.rack - 2012-02-12 00:40

    Politics and the lack of business acumin. Why mess with a recognised brand other than politics. Anyway the Bulls is its own company, S15 is a business so the Bulls can do what they want. These politicians should spend more time on whats broke and not meddle in what is working cos the will as experience prooves, just mess it up. There is already enough politics in sport from private schools, clubs and agents to have these idiots messing with stuff they have no idea about.

  • Pieter Scholtz - 2012-02-12 06:19

    This is absolutely CRAZY. Why is the Barbeton not viewed as representative of all people- and what is wrong with the Northerns BLUE. Get some real progress on SERVICE delivery - not this crap! The Blue Bulls have done more for transformation than many other teams. Get the roads tarred, get the city clean, electricity, education, and health care and stop making out as I'd we are making progress when in fact we are sliding into a deep pit of INEFFICIENCY!!!

  • Zion - 2012-02-12 07:29

    This is not about rugby or sport but rather a point to be made by the so-called TSC and it is seeking political centimetres. Next the name will be changed to Groen en swart bulle or Nkunzi rugby team.

  • Johan - 2012-02-12 07:40

    Must these guys interfere in everything!!!!

  • Ben - 2012-02-12 08:00

    We will have to fight this ???

  • brad.norval - 2012-02-12 08:11

    Black, yellow, green. Can anyone say ANC!!!!! bugger off w4nkers leave sport alone!

  • Cristina - 2012-02-12 08:11

    Why do they find the need to "change/remove" things that don't "please" them..even when they don't NEED to??..REALLY!!

  • Leonard - 2012-02-12 08:24

    Leave our sport alone! The ANC should concentrate its efforts on a few minor issues like: Education, Corruption, Crime, Unemployment, Infrastructure Development and so on... Clearly, after 16 years of this so-called democracy they are unfit to govern a country, let alone interfere with a sport that is quite capable of administering itself without their political bullying. If they feel inclined to screw with sport, maybe they should focus their energy on the National Soccer Team, which is the laughing stock of the World.

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-12 08:36

    As a WP supporter, I would have liked to pull the piss out of the Blue Bulls supporters with this one, but this is just F*CKING WRONG!!! First they stop one from having a beer and a braai before the game, now this???? Come on guys, let us start a petition to help the Bulls here. This must never be allowed to happen.

  • hdbrink - 2012-02-12 09:06

    Two years on and everybody forgot the TSC even existed. Just like the mayor of Pretoria all their development goals failed now focussing on popular political changes to justify their existence but only manage to spur on hatred.

  • pgibbings1 - 2012-02-12 09:22

    "Real men don't wear flowers" - non-Bull supporter

  • Grant - 2012-02-12 09:49

    After 18 years of ANC misrule the country is in a mess. Education, health, crime, corruption - you name it is in a shocking state. The only thing the ANC can claim to have achieved is to change place names which is a lot more simple than building new ones. When politicians can spend their time trying to change a rugby club's colours then we are close to being a failed state. It would not surprise me if money was at the root of this. Think about this : the ANC call for transformation and changes to a cubs kit and name hoping to be paid to keep quiet...

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-12 10:52

    This is the Arrogance of ANC. Next, Nepotism will kick in. Friends and family standing closer to the trough. Finally, Corruption will show the way. There will be tenders for clothing, signage, etc. and the ANC will once again have completed a full circle on the downward spiral. Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption. "Together, we can steal more". Your children should have no future.

  • Frank - 2012-02-12 11:13

    Who are these mindless buffoons, why dont they leave well alone, havent the distroyed enough yet?

  • Frans - 2012-02-12 17:52

    Wel die kleur behoort nie n probleem te wees nie, want die bulle het al in rooi truie gespeel, so verander die trui na rooi, in welke geval die rooi daisy in elk geval gaan weg raak op die rooi trui, so ek sou dink vervang die rooi daisy met n geel mielie(uiters verteenwoordigend van alle rasse groepe) en dan die blou bulle met rooi osse ook uiters verteenwoordigend van alle rasse groepe want enersyds word die os nog vandag deur sekere volksgroepe as trek en ploegdier in gespan, en dan kan n stukkie van die os se voortrekkergeskiedenis sommer ook weer in die noorde herleef.Wat vir my verder ook van belang is, is die feit dat Steve se 'die blou bul eet nie van die grond af nie',feitlik net so behoue kan bly of self op dieselfde wysie verander kan word na...... 'die rooi os gaan jou in die grond in ploeg' .......en wat daar op volg.Ek bedoel dis maar alles net n blote gedagte.

  • leonardus.breedt - 2012-02-13 01:46

    Hi every one,look this government are very anti us.Look what happens with the Lions stadium.Now i ask my 15 years from now how South Africa and our sports will be.

  • Jody - 2012-02-13 08:43

    Leave the daisy alone.....................take your spear and shove it u know where?

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