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Newlands rugby fans slammed

2013-04-02 08:45

Cape Town - The Western Province Rugby Union has begun an investigation into alleged incidents of bad behaviour by spectators at Newlands during the Stormers v Crusaders Super Rugby match on Easter Saturday.

Rob Wagner, WP Rugby’s managing director, said: “We would like to apologise to any members of the crowd who were inconvenienced in any way on Saturday. We will never condone bad behaviour from anyone in the crowd at Newlands.

“There seems to be a history of incidents when the  Stormers and the Crusaders play at Newlands and we are already in conversation with all role-players to ensure that we do not have a repeat of this in the future.”

A full investigation is taking place to ensure that Newlands remains an enjoyable rugby venue for all members of the rugby-watching public.

'Cape Crusaders' at Newlands (Gallo Images)

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Comments
  • Brian Du Reuck - 2013-04-02 08:52

    shoot them with rubber bullets

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:01

      No, please use live ammunition! Newlands has its own sangomas and rabbits! Please remind me, what was the final score!!

      Brian Du Reuck - 2013-04-02 09:03

      cape maori ... i also support the saders, they have less quotas in the team ... i only support teams who select their players on merit!!

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:09

      @Brian - we all know that the concept of "merit" is relative in sa rugby!

      joe.dewit.9 - 2013-04-02 10:42

      Cape maori, daai is "hase", nie rabbits nie

      Omge Klits - 2013-04-03 15:22

      @Cape Maori - relative yeah - ask Cheeky Watson . . . .

  • Fiona Van Der Linden - 2013-04-02 08:52

    daai windgat capey-crusader fans het seker weer vir kaaaak gesoek,en vir so iets se ek...moeeer hom

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 08:57

      Your comment does not change the final score!!! Go Saders!!!

      Stephen Axtell - 2013-04-02 09:15

      A bit of both I think those disgusting Cape Kroessaders were booing but so were the others. Although with the Cape Kroessaders booing it always proves that there is always more than the "style of play" baloney. 80's dinosaurs the lot of them

  • she.is.here.777 - 2013-04-02 08:58

    Classic case of Bulls fans flying all the way to CT to go cause trouble.

      Nico Loubser - 2013-04-02 09:04

      did you even read the article you blind mole

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 09:05

      unfortunately not 'she' . any stadium has those idiots that make it unpleasant for the majority. not saying it isn't them but it also is others too!

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-04-02 09:31

      Hey Nico chop I did and hence my post. lol

      Jaco Groenewald - 2013-04-02 11:37

      Glo my ons het beter dinge om te doen!!!!!

      Omge Klits - 2013-04-03 15:26

      Nope - Bulls werent there In an orderly society it works like this when going to war: * First you send in the Cape Crusaders * Then we send in WP24 and the WP supporters * Then we send in the Bull's supporters with guns

  • Ronnie Du Plessis - 2013-04-02 08:59

    I am a Stormer and WP supporter and I will not go to Newlands until they can control the crowd behavior. It used to be a great place to watch rugby, clapping and appreciating good rugby, no BOOing, no swearing and with the locals singing their hearts out for their beloved WP. A place you could take your wife and kids. O how I long for the good old days!!!!!

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 09:02

      remember your ticket stub . . newland crowds don't boo

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:03

      Don't talk crap! Booing was invented on Newlands, now called Crusaders Park!!

      René Muller - 2013-04-02 09:06

      Well said @Ronnie, it goes to show this kind of behaviour cannot be blamed on the Kroesaders alone

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 09:13

      cape blown and raven . . Ronni is correct and if you two had ever been at newlands yrs ago before the crusaders and booing started ( approximately same time era) you would have seen on your ticket was printed . . newlands fans don't boo .

      Blou Aunty - 2013-04-02 09:16

      Gelukig het niks gebeer soos by die shark tank nie. SA rugby is al kla vol proleeme

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:19

      @Paul - the problem was the fans could not read what was printed on the tickets!

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 09:57

      which fans? the ones supporting the visiting teams i suspect .

      pj.andreas.1 - 2013-04-02 12:33

      You could take them to a game at shark stadium if you think that's safer

  • Cloud Chaser - 2013-04-02 09:01

    Come on fans...just as we expect the teams to perform, they expect our behaviour to be beyond reproach.

  • Peter Cornelius - 2013-04-02 09:08

    Rugby can ki$$ my a$$ ! Thug sport for thug supporters!

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:12

      We will NOT miss you!!

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-04-02 09:36

      Should read as follows: "Thug sport for bulls supporters"

      David Scott Duncan - 2013-04-02 10:08

      Then have a look at the thuggery often seen in European football. Oh but wait, that's the 'beautiful game'

      Buksie Bota - 2013-04-02 10:56

      Gaan kyk dan sokker

      joe.dewit.9 - 2013-04-02 16:12

      So THUG OFF then!!

      Phillys Winterbottom - 2013-04-03 11:28

      yup, peter, stick to badmington, you pink poef!!!

      Teri-Lee Jaftha - 2013-04-03 12:31

      Rugby a thug sport?? In my opinion it is one of the sports played by MEN! not sissies that "dive" for every knock they get hit with and roll on the ground like they were shot! And thug supporters? refer to David Scott Duncan's comment...I agree!

  • Blou Aunty - 2013-04-02 09:11

    Ek is bly hulle doen iets aan die saak. Dit gaan ooral soe. N voorbeeld vir die ander stadiums.

  • Jacques - 2013-04-02 09:13

    Has to be the most classless venue in SA. How they're not using Green Point is beyond me. State of the art stadium with awesome facilities vs old dump where it takes you 30 minutes to buy a coke over half time, yet they're still there. And they can't beat the Crusaders to save their lives!

      Azure Phoenix - 2013-04-02 09:23

      Jy soek alweer moeilikheid.

      Jacques - 2013-04-02 09:36

      As bietjie moeilikheid nou beteken 15 jaar van nou kyk mense in beter toestande rugby, so be it. The cape crusaders will follow the stormers to Green Point, but at least the experience will improve.

  • BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-02 09:20

    So nou en dan, is daar n Bul ondersteuner wat hom sleg gedra, maar op Nuweland, is daar week na week +/-50 000 .

      Blou Aunty - 2013-04-02 09:23

      Moet nie soo gou praat nie. Onthou jy ons friend met die botle.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-02 09:34

      Soos ek gese het, So nou en dan, is daar n Bul ondersteuner wat hom sleg gedra . . . . . . . .

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-04-02 09:37

      Hahaha ja toe hy vir Kevin gegooi het leke smaakvolle gedrag!!!

  • Swart Vart - 2013-04-02 09:22

    Where there is alcohol, a traditional hatred, and people who think winning is a life or death experience, and you can only get trouble. The only way to stop it is have security/cops in the crowd and as soon as it gets above a bit of banter, or drunk and disorderly, evict or arrest the perp!

      David Scott Duncan - 2013-04-02 10:20

      Biggest step towards eradicating this behaviour is to, if not banning alcohol outright, at least putting a limit on the amount available. But I imagine the profits from SAB's brew to be rather substantial...so I don't expect the tap to stop flowing. I've seen many people at Kings Park getting staggeringly p!ssed before the game has even kicked off, by going early and enjoying the 'legendary atmosphere'. In a perfect world, some personal responsibility would prevent such incidents. We don't live in a perfect world. So it's up to the stadium management to ensure they create the environment in which drunken thuggery won't happen. They must take responsibility for the alcohol served and improve security

  • Nettie Potgieter - 2013-04-02 09:23

    It was the WP starting misbehaving when they fell in LOVE with the pritty pink Bulls. The started Boeing like a lot of cowes when they saw our boy's

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 10:04

      yes great comment wait till tom the grammar police arrive in their booing at cape town international and drink some cowes milk?

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 09:30

    Bulls trolls 1,2,3

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-02 10:11

      *Rugby connoisseurs

      Phillys Winterbottom - 2013-04-03 11:32

      yet the bulls have a full trophy cabinet you low life province scum can only dream about. I hear that if you shout "helloooo" in the open door of your cabinet, the echo actually replies after a few minutes!!!!!

  • Roanne de Haast - 2013-04-02 09:32

    The decision to allow drinking on the stands just adds fuel to the bad behavior. The game is continually interrupted with spectators going to the bar and returning with plastic cups of beer sloshing around while they squeeze past you during play. The more alcohol consumed the louder and cruder the crowd, as vocal chords are lubricated and inhibitions loosened. Poor decision allowing drinking back on the stands.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:54

      Agree - WP management must accept responsibility for that stupid decision! Ban beer from the stands! Finish en klaar!

      David Scott Duncan - 2013-04-02 10:21

      That's a problem not limited to Newlands

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-04-03 09:08

      Stormer fans suffer from papsak addiction, there is a a reason why Hellen Zille is trying to suppress alcohol sales.

  • Andre Nell - 2013-04-02 09:33

    Swape ...

  • Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 09:34

    Its those Cape Flats toothless Stormpies and brandewyn and cola dutchmen.

      Edwellyn Petersen - 2013-04-02 10:08

      Says Dan McCaw from Tafelsig in Mithells Plain

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 10:15

      Edwellyn I'm from PE with my original teeth intact.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:16

      @Edwellyn - what a k.k name! Ok, says someone from Tiervlei!! Hahahaha

      Edwellyn Petersen - 2013-04-02 10:53

      Lmao @Cape Maori aka Elroy Willemse from Blackheath.Sorry “Dan McCaw,how's Gelvandale this morning?

      Buksie Bota - 2013-04-02 10:59

      Sounds like a dutchman gave you a moerse clap somewhere in your life

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 11:41

      @ Buksie Bota. Well if that did happen, then that dutchman is surely dead.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-04-03 09:11

      Let me guess, after the klap you kicked him in the nuts, done him in the pooper and he died of a STD?

  • Jeremy Maarman - 2013-04-02 09:38

    Over the last two days I was asked the question: Why do some South Africans still support NZ teams? Words like betrayers & "draadsitter" have been thrown into the discussions with aplomb. Now this morning I read this article about a probe into crowd behavior at Newlands [let's not forget what happened in PE last month]. Tell you what I won't go the normal route of giving socio-political reasons for the decision of fellow South Africans to support NZ teams and the All Blacks in particular, let me just talk about plain ans simple sport supporter mentality (dare I say it is mostly fueled by emotions and not logic anyway). When The Blue Bulls visits Newlands annually for Super15 or CurriCup matches, you get more that 30% Blue Bulls supporters at the stadium. Now if you check on our local aviation figures you will notice that there are not more passengers from Pretoria flying to Cape Town that week at all. The fact is that Cape Town are full of Blue Bulls supporters, most of whom has never even been to Pretoria let alone Loftus. When Stormers played the Chiefs and won, there was no reported "incidences" of bad crowd behavior and abuse. Yet when the Chiefs beat the Kings in PE the week thereafter, you had behavior so bad afterwards that pointed to our still huge divides as a nation.Now Stormers lost to Crusaders and more reported bad behavior. My point is that sport fans are by nature emotional beings and not led by logic or common sense.Name and shame the Abusers publicly

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 09:44

      There are more WP supporters in Pretoria than Bulls supporters in CT. That's a fact.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 09:45

      Correction - There are more WP supporters in Pretoria than Bulls supporters

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 09:52

      Jeremy I was at the game between the Kings and Chiefs in PE. There was'nt a big All Black crowd there as the All Black supporters base are in Cape Town plus most of them support the Crusaders. When the Chiefs ran out before the game local supporters in Springbok attire booed them. The same happened when Liam Messam was congrtulated on his 100th game he got booed. When the Chiefs scored a try or a kick, they where booed again. By black, white and coloured Kings supporters. The Kings begged to be part of the Super Rugby season yet their supporters so utter disrespect for their international visitors. I supported The Chiefs that game yet I clapped hands when they scored a try and I congratulated the Kings Supporters after the game for a valiant display from The Kings.

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 10:18

      Daven Blue please dont insult me by saying I am a Stormers or Kings supporter, lol. I support the Champs All Blacks and their franchise.

      Johan Venter - 2013-04-02 10:36

      Nico, the reason for all the stormer supporters in Pretoria, is because the Pretoria salary is 30% more than the Cape Town bag of peanuts (Cpt salary)...is it really so difficult to understand...

  • Wnf Du Plessis - 2013-04-02 09:49

    Ek sal nie verbaas wees as die 'Crusaders Ondersteuners' Suid Afrikaners is nie??!!

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 09:56

      Nee, hulle almal kom van Auckland en praat net Afrikaans, jou box!!

      Paul Sdoow - 2013-04-02 10:26

      it would be a shock if they actually were from new zealand!

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:29

      @Jaycee - well spotted, but that was not the point!

  • Samuel Pienaar - 2013-04-02 09:51

    Now I’m definitely not a Stormers supporter but I watched the game on Saturday evening and my opinion is that the problem on Saturday was that there were so many South Africans, especially coloured people, supporting the Crusaders. Now I do believe every person has the right to support who ever team they like but to support a team from a country other than your own just doesn't sit well with me and I do believe that it contributed to the problem on Saturday. If I went to Loftus and Oom Fanie from Pretoria next to me was supporting the Crusaders instead of the Bulls I would also get frustrated because I know he is South African. If it was a Cheetahs vs. Bulls game by all means support the Cheetahs if they are you're team. At least it's still a South African team. Being South African and supporting a New Zealand or Australian team just seems unpatriotic to me.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:09

      What a stupid comment! On the one hand you suggest that every person has the right to support whichever team, on the other hand you see that as a "problem". Since when is being patriotic akin to support a saffa team? With your sense of patriotism, I suspect you're support the government policies!

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 10:24

      Samuel I agree that alot of coloured people support the Crusaders and All Blacks but bear in mind from what I saw on telly alot of coloured folks also supported the Stormpies. Unless they are fake AB's wearing stormpies attire.

      Samuel Pienaar - 2013-04-02 11:21

      Dan I do agree that many coloured people support the Stormers and that is great to see. They are some of the most fanatic supporters and I can appreciate that as a fun of rugby. What I don't get is how there were so many that supported the Crusaders. You won't see that kind of support for the Crusaders at any other venue in South Africa. If the supporters where actually New Zealanders that would be understandable but they are South Africans, at least most of them. Cape Maori you were probably one of those fans in your Crusaders jersey on Saturday. I am patriotic towards things I believe in. I most certainly do not support the ANC government but I do support the DA, still a South African party that fight and believe in South Africa. I don't go to the elections and draw a little republican flag and mark a cross next to it. It is extremely unpatriotic in MY opinion to support a non South African team especially when they are playing against a South African team. I always support all our teams playing against New Zealand or Australian opposition and I find it sad when people don't.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 11:33

      @Samuel - that is your right to support whoever you want to support. Likewise, it is my right or any other Crusader / Chiefs/ Blues/ Reds/ supporter's right. That is the point.

      Dumi Sibam - 2013-04-02 12:22

      question is, who do they support rest of the season? crusaders come once, if lucky, twice per season! Do the Cape Crusaders become Stormers supporters once the Bulls visit Newlands? If so then they are the type of supporter no team needs!

      Samuel Pienaar - 2013-04-02 12:33

      Yes Cape Maori you have that right. Has anybody come and confiscated your jersey? No. Were you refused entrance to newlands on Saturday? Again no! So I don't understand what you are complaining about. It is my right however to be of the opinion that you are unpatriotic and we don't need supporters like you. And I am of the opinion that you unpatriotic supporters were the biggest problem at newlands on Saturday evening.

      pj.andreas.1 - 2013-04-02 12:59

      What is so great about patriotism that makes it so important to you. It really is a narrow way to view a game of rugby, which is after all, just a game of rugby. Is SA a free country, with individual freedoms and the ability to chose ones preference of which team to cheer for on a Saturday night without the fear of violent repercussion? I think you want to control these cape crusaders and the fact cape Maori exercises his right to cheer for a non SA team makes you feel undermined. Do you extend the same strict guidelines of your patriotism to dan vickerman, Clyde rathbone,Pieter devillier,ebersohm and jake white, or is it just directed at the cape crusaders?

      Aurelia Michelle Spies - 2013-04-02 13:59

      You see the main problem is, whenever we must argue about rugby and the support of it, white racists have to refer to the term coloured. Now this really make me feel that we should go back to bombing you racist people. I am a Stormer supporter and I am part of the human beings created by God that your apartheid regime refered to as coloureds. Reading thru all these comments brings out a feeling in me that shoul;dnt be. Why not stick to the argument about who supports who. It just exposes you that rasism is just as alive in your heart as those coloureds supporting the Crusaders. Difference is just you being dishonest about it. Let me rather go pray that God must help me not to experience those feelings of hatred towards white people again. By His grace I found peace about it but people like you awaken it

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 09:53

    I've been watching rugby at Newlands for many years. The problems normally arise from the turncoat capies who go there for the sole reason of pissing off the local supporters who want to watch the game in peace. They go there for the sole reason of making trouble.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:17

      @Nico - that makes sense! Well done, pelase collect your Noddy badge during the next game!

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 10:28

      Cape Maori, thanks for confirming the reason why you go to Newlands ie. To cause trouble rather than watch the match. You should be ashamed of yourself. Take a little time and think about it....it's not cool

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:57

      @Nico - clearly you do not appreciate sarcasm! Please collect a refund of your school fees as well!

  • Stefan Goosen - 2013-04-02 09:56

    So, can someone please tell me what a Cape Maori is, sounds like someone living in Cape Town with a serious identity crisis!!!!!!

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 09:58

      Did you see the apie performing on tv in his Crusader outfit. That's a Cape Maori.

      Brian Johnson - 2013-04-02 10:03

      Nee, Stefan die cape maori is n dronk plaas werker wat vir die eerste keer nuweland toe kom en nie weet hoe om hom te gedra nie.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:10

      @Stefan - dis jou ma se skelmpie wanneer jou pa by die garage diesel engines regmaak!

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 11:03

      No Cape Maori. Stefan father fixes the diesel engines in their kitchen. That how these red-necks operate.

  • Daryl Jackson - 2013-04-02 09:58

    whahahahaha was it not the stormers supporters saying the Shark supporters were thugs............... makes one think doesnt it?

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 10:00

      The degree of violence seems to differ a bit though.

  • Hansie Crook - 2013-04-02 10:00

    Its always the case in Crusaders vs Stomers games. Where you have White Stomers fans clashing with Coloured Crusaders fans...... It irks the Stomers supporters that there are locals who support a foreign team. A friend of mine witnessed Stomers supporters branding the Crusaders supporters as stupid and unpatriotic fools who supported a team that wasnt local.. The Crusaders fans responded back by swearing at them... Tolerance is needed.....

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:11

      Swearing back at them? Moes hulle gebliksem het.

      Nico Vermaak - 2013-04-02 10:18

      I will also rather support the crusaders then the stormers. Strangely it is the white stormer fans who irks other club rugby fans. Not everyone need to support the stormers, get over it. Everyone get pissed at each other, you can support who ever you want.

  • Brigitte Cowden - 2013-04-02 10:07

    There is an extra element when the Crusaders play at Newlands and I can't say they are actual rugby fans, but rather a bunch of people looking to rile people up. It's getting to the point where I don't feel I should take my mom to a Crusaders game. I'm a loyal Stormers fan and sit behind the players every game, but I can't say that I enjoy the Crusaders game.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-02 10:12

      You are right. A bit of the same happens when the Bulls play at Newlands but to a lesser extent, has been going on for years though.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:18

      It's because the stormers lost! Please blame the ref.

  • SkarrelKind - 2013-04-02 10:26

    @ Jonathan Faurie - Alicia's statement is not racist. There are trash supporting the Bulls in and around Pretoria as well. Is this a racist statement? Or does metioning "Cape Flats" make it racial? Grow up.

  • Ryan Wicks - 2013-04-02 10:31

    Nothing irritates me more than some jackass sitting in your season ticket seat. Then having to battle to get them to move, or to find security to assist you. Surely better ushering to seats and monitoring of this could assist. Most fights seem to start from this.

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-04-02 10:38

    First I have to say, no one got beaten to death at Newlands!!! Secondly, I go to many games and proudly support the Stormers and I gracefully accept defeat as do many other supporters i have crossed paths at the Stadium!! Thirdly, at the Brumbies game there were some local's supporting the Brumbies and I over heard the one telling the other they were from England!!! Go figure!!!! And lastly the last thing WP rugby must do is move to Cape Town Stadium!!!!! That would be terrible! Newlands is where they belong!!!

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-04-02 10:46

    A lot of people get drunk before the game even begins and they should look into not allowing them access to the stadium if they are so drunk they can hardly walk!!! It is so annoying sitting near these people!!!

  • willa.prinsloo - 2013-04-02 10:47

    Storm in a teacup. literally. snicker

  • Buksie Bota - 2013-04-02 10:53

    Was it just me or were some of those cape crusader jerseys in the crowd some of the worse fakes you have ever seen, look like they made them themselves by dying it in rooibos tea.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 10:59

      Yes, it is only you!

      Buksie Bota - 2013-04-02 11:15

      Probably saving money for better dental plans

      Bradley Wells - 2013-04-02 11:45

      The poor Cape Cockraoch Crusader supporters will never watch a game at Christchurch, lol. The poor mans new zealander.

  • Robert Constable - 2013-04-02 11:17

    All the reasons given by the cockroaches as to why they support the All Blacks or Crusaders is a lot of bull. The truth is that they support the All Blacks because of their winning record. NZ teams won 11 out of the last 17 super rugby finals. They support the Crusaders because they won 7 of the last 17 super rugby finals. They don't support the highlanders or the Hurricanes. Why??? The don't support any Australian team. Why??? The only connection these guys have with the teams they support is that the teams chances of winning is always greater than that of losing. That is how they choose their "team". How many South African New Zealand supporters living here knows anything about the country of New Zealand besides the names of NZ rugby players ? The same applies to the Cape Town based Bulls supporters. The Bulls was always a strong team and in the past their chances of winning games was always greater than loosing.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 11:35

      Hahahaha, what a funny girl! Please repeat the drivel you wrote and someone close to you will believe it.

      Bradley Wells - 2013-04-02 11:42

      I agree 100% with you. Its got nothing to do with quotas, sport politics or playing style as presented by these idiots. They just dont have the backbone to support their own team, win or lose.

      Dan Mccaw - 2013-04-02 11:45

      Robert I cant help if you a loser that support losers. We are winners cos we support the Champs.

      Cape Maori - 2013-04-02 11:55

      I told you someone close to you (Bradley) will believe the drivel!

      Robert Constable - 2013-04-02 12:37

      @Dan Mccaw. Lets see how you react to your kids or grandchildren when they play for teams that loose. You will probably beat them up and support their opposition.

      Robert Constable - 2013-04-02 12:42

      @ Cape Maori. You should ask the Crusaders for money so that you can buy you a backbone. There is more to supporting a team than jumping ship when they loose.

      Jeremy Maarman - 2013-04-02 15:20

      People tend to support teams and things for the most bizarre reasons Robert. I know a guy who supports Australia because Tiaan Strauss left WP to play for Aus. I know a guy who supports Black Burn Rovers because he received a BBR shirt as a gift. I know people who support Brazil in soccer because they used to win. I know people who support Federer because his mom is from Jozi. I know people who support the DA because it is a white-led political party. I know people who support Madiba because he didn't hold the white people accountable for what they did under Apartheid. Ag like I said people support things for the most bizarre reasons. Only thing I have to say is do what you want as long is it is not harmful to your neighbor (and not talking about the one that lives next to you).

  • Kitty Catty - 2013-04-02 12:36

    Newlands is so old and "miff" my 5 year old daughter had to use the gents toilet or wait for and hour to get into the ladies toilet. We actualy had lots of fun with the Saders supporters. Lots of banter.

  • Hansie Crook - 2013-04-02 12:47

    I hope all of those shouting patriotism when Cape Townians support Crusaders, can show the same level of patriotism when SOUTHERN KINGS play overseas opposition.... Most support anything that plays against Southern Kings, even if its from planet Mars.... Practice what you preach...

  • Patrick Austin - 2013-04-02 14:26

    I bet all the "capie Crusaders" support Manchester United too! A Holes.

  • Andre Van der Zwan - 2013-04-02 21:52

    goes with the territory. Historically a certain segment always supported the overseas team. So whats new? Get on with it.

  • Peter Wilson - 2013-04-03 05:40

    We hosted a very succesful rugby world cup with very few or no incidents?????? sport bonds us SAFAS regardless of colour. I mountain biked a lot in CT and was amazed to see a lot of labourers on the farms with new zealand tops on, why is this?? But then they have the right to support whoever they want it results in really good banter, I blame the rugby stadiums for allowing incidents to get out of control and that is often caused by to much alcohol, beef up security, as there is nothing like watching a good game of rugger at any of our stadiums, especially kings park and newlands.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-03 11:56

      To answer your question, a certain element of them are known to jump ship at every opportunity. Does not happen only with rugby but also with elections and so on. Strange lot, really. But I have to say that the most by far are very patriotic and some of the best supporters you gan get.

  • Peter Cornelius - 2013-04-03 08:27

    Thug players entertaining thug supporters in a thug sport.

  • Dewald Roets - 2013-04-03 09:33

    Hahahah Cape Crudaders !! Brilliant ! Always wondered how so many of our local cape peeps support New Zealand hahah what a bunch of idiots

  • Paul Stagg - 2013-04-03 10:04

    The Cape Coloureds have long been supporters of all black \ crusaders rugby. Alcohol obviously fuelled the competitive nature and it over ran... do we stop selling alcohol at the games? maybe limit the purchase of beer etc to 2 per person? How to control it? Just a thought...

  • Mike Fraser - 2013-04-03 10:19

    This investigation should have been started years ago. Western Province/Stormers supporters have openly been booing and swearing visiting teams for many years. And it is still happening.

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