New Springbok jersey for Lions tour

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by snoopy snoopy dog dog, Jan 22, 2009.

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    http://www.rugbyheaven.co.nz/4826618a22363.html
     
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  3. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    I'm very happy with that. Amongst all the discussion of changing it to a Pretoria I think this made for a nice compromise.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Its for the best really. There was no way that the Springbok could have survived on its own..
     
  5. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jan 23 2009, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    How's that?

    Just wondering..
     
  6. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Steve-o @ Jan 23 2009, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    How's that?

    Just wondering..
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    I think SARFU had there minds set on sticking the pretoria on the jersey. Once unions have an idea they rarely throw it out without some sort of implimentation.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    So after all that it's... barely any different.

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    Good old politics.
     
  8. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Monkeypigeon @ Jan 23 2009, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    How's that?

    Just wondering..
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    I think SARFU had there minds set on sticking the pretoria on the jersey. Once unions have an idea they rarely throw it out without some sort of implimentation.
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    More like the politicians had their minds set on it.

    BTW... Pretoria = a city in SA
    Protea = the new sports emblem
     
  9. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    Are they even still allowed to do it now that we know the Springbok Emblem is actually legally owned by Saru and not the goverment (or department of sport and recreation) ?
     
  10. DaKine

    DaKine Guest

    I think it's pure rubbish! Stupid ANC politics should have nothing to do with rugby! The Jersey has a rich and fantastic history and represents the progress SA has made. Blacks, whites, coloureds can all wear it proudly as many do.

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  11. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DaKine @ Feb 2 2009, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    You do know were talking about South Africa yeah, Apartheid etc?

    This has already been discussed here

    And as I said there: Surely 40 years under an Apartheid regime grants them the right to stick a fecking Hippo on the shirt if they want to (once it represents the majority of the population). Just because 15-20 years have passed doesnt make the past go away. Moving (not removing) the Bok emblem shouldnt cause any kind of reaction like this. Its the other politics that are causing the problem, this is more a symptom of the problem as opposed to the problem itself.
     
  12. Sti83

    Sti83 Guest

    Good point Logorrhea, just sad to see our country still having to argue over the past
     
  13. hpcillie

    hpcillie Guest

    I think its an unnecesary change, the bok did not bother anyone for a long time, why the big deal all of a sudden?
     
  14. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Because politicians have to keep themselves busy, and that usually means random pc brigade-type bandwagoneering.
     
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