The national coach and team are SARU’s most precious asset… so why not back the team… and why let old Boer mentalities dictate their reaction to Anglo-Saxon discrimination?
When I read the terse SARU message last night saying that they would not comment on the Pieter De Villiers infraction notice, I thought ag heck not again…
Why? Well because last year when the team got charged in the Bakkies armbands incident SARU did the same. When the chickens came home to roost and the IRB decided to exercise their usual little discrination against non Anglo Saxons SARU closed up shop and sat brooding at their pretty offices at SSI sulking away till their team was hammered to the wall by a bunch of pretentious know it all pratts from the IRB. Then sullenly and dryly reported that this was what had occurred.
Basically SARU hung the team out to dry.
Now we hear the SANZAR pratts have similarly sent out a little piece of paper saying they don’t like to hear the truth about their little Anglo Saxon hegemony over international rugby (including the help from their refereeing friends onfield) from a South African… in fact secretly they believe that blacks should after all not be doing anything important in rugby… bets on that secretly the Kiwis are ticked off that after 180 years of “racial equality” their national team still has not had a non white coach. Now when, to boot, you have an “uppity nigger” who is Afrikaans and not afraid to throw his unencumbered opinions around that cannot be tolerated. They must put the black man back where he belongs… the old colonial prejudices start to creep out… holy moly they hated the “Boors” and the “niggers” and here you have a cross between the two… telling them outright that they are cheating… “Well well well HQ won’t be having with any of that uppitiness old chap what what?”
Now faced with this out and out attempt to repress the truth and exercise their latent racism what does SARU do…
They close up shop.
At school we used to have our group of cool kids. Whenever a new kid came to school we’d invite him to sit with us. The kid would desperately want to fit in so we’d make little insider jokes that were actually designed to make him feel out.. but he’d be so desperate to feel liked in the new environment that he’d laugh along, and when he figured out we were laughing at him… he’d leave and sit on his own in sullen silence. Yes I know it’s cruel.. kids are like that. But so is the IRB.. and SARU are childish enough to fall for the trick, go back to their offices and sulk.
So here yet again they are as an organization leaving the national coach in limbo.
As I once said (I said it last year) the correct response to this is an all out media offensive against the IRB. I am a little surprised a good sports journo like Andy Calqhoun (a friend of RW too) has not advised his bosses to attack… to use the media. The SANZAR boys club secretly believe the media is there to masturbate the All Blacks after they win. Maybe SARU should have had an actual communications expert to dictate a proper media response to this. Closing up shop like the old Boere would draw a laager to “skiet die zulus” is the completely wrong response.
I believe that SARU was first asked to comment on what De Villiers said… the correct response would be now to open up.. tell us this is what SANZAR wanted to know.. then tell us what your response was… especially if it is positive and backs the coach and makes SANZAR look like the bigots they are… ask Bhutana Khompela and Makhenkesi Stofile to suggest SANZAR is biased against De Villiers because he spoke the truth and is black and Afrikaans… hell get Julius Malema onboard!
And for heavens sakes grow a pair of damned balls and back the coach… okay wait… change that… given the strong woman role models we have in this country like Helen Zille and Maria Ramos and Patricia De Lille and Cheryl Carolus (people never afraid to speak their mind and back their people to the hilt) maybe we should hope that SARU’s balls shrivel into a vagina… maybe some estroegen will give them the backbone to open their mouths and defend the national coach.. who after is an employee accused of bringing the game into disrepute…
A woman like Cheryl carolus would not be afraid to say:
“Uhm no.., tell you what… if Alain Rolland is next to Pieter maybe we’d consider his attendance but until then stuff off.” Bets on the little pink balls in the ou jockey koffie sakke of the old men’s cigar and brandy club at SANZAR would shrivel away and they’d be the ones sulking in the corner.
Open your damn mouths and defend your employees against cruel lies from an organization hellbent on “getting the Japies”… go on the offensive… flood the media with information… if you have decent analysts throw those analyses out there that back Piedter up… let us ask the question is the media… geez why are the IRB afraid of the truth?… How can the truth harm SANZAR?
I am off now to go buy my six year olddaughter a Ken doll to “marry” her Barbie… at least she has more spunk and courage to open her mouth than SARU’s Rob Alexander, Oregan Hoskins and ESPECIALLY Andy Marinos…
* I think people who believe that Pieter should somehow be held accountable for telling the truth are not real rugby supporters but pretenders who like liberal whites pretend that a half full glass is actually a completely full glass and will refuse to listen to things that interefere with their self created construct of a world view. Anyone who says the ref does not affect a team has never played a rugby match. Especially not with an openly biased ref… I have… a poor referee can lose you the game… when it gets to where you think… nothing we are ever going to do will win us this game… to the people who refuse to believe a poor ref alone can cost you a game… you don’t deserve to be commenting on rugby…