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The Haka isn't intimidating in the slightest and just makes whoever is doing it look ridiculous.

I think it's quality tbh. Especially if the whole crowd goes quiet while they do it.
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Nothing sums up the ridiculous nature of egg-chasing more than their gormless fans 'going quiet' to let the opposition team do their stupid dance. Instead of piling on abuse and ridicule.

Unless the white colonial masters of New Zealand plan on retreating to their ships for good then they should be done for cultural appropriation as well. 

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Nothing sums up the ridiculous nature of egg-chasing more than their gormless fans 'going quiet' to let the opposition team do their stupid dance. Instead of piling on abuse and ridicule.
Unless the white colonial masters of New Zealand plan on retreating to their ships for good then they should be done for cultural appropriation as well. 

It's not often they go quiet (any time I've watched it, which isn't often tbh) which is why I highlighted that I like it when the crowd is quiet.
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On a similar theme, I don’t understand the outcry over booing national anthems at football. 

any opposition fan booing flower of Scotland wouldn’t bother me in the slightest, in fact that sort of hostile but harmless atmosphere is part of what makes football great. Plus it generally happens between rivals, it’s not like hampden routinely boos the likes of Faroe Islands and Georgia. 

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9 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

On a similar theme, I don’t understand the outcry over booing national anthems at football. 

any opposition fan booing flower of Scotland wouldn’t bother me in the slightest, in fact that sort of hostile but harmless atmosphere is part of what makes football great. Plus it generally happens between rivals, it’s not like hampden routinely boos the likes of Faroe Islands and Georgia. 

England literally do boo absolutely everyone else's anthem, despite having the worst anthem in the world themselves, and are the first to whine when they get the same treatment.

Not that it matters; I just find it amusing.

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I think the Haka is ridiculous. I don’t see why they get to do it on top of their national anthem as well. Why do New Zealand get preferential treatment and why do the opposition need to sit and watch it? Did England players not get fined for stepping over the half way line when NZ were doing it at the World Cup 2019?

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I found out that the fitba team isn't allowed to do the Haka because FIFA has very exact time constraints for international football so NZ just don't have time to do it before the games but do one in the dressing room beforehand. Some Greek lad they called up who couldn't speak much English and only got called up because his dad happened to be born in Auckland had no idea what was going on and, the rumour goes, started crying. 

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Just now, AsimButtHitsASix said:

I found out that the fitba team isn't allowed to do the Haka because FIFA has very exact time constraints for international football so NZ just don't have time to do it before the games but do one in the dressing room beforehand. Some Greek lad they called up who couldn't speak much English and only got called up because his dad happened to be born in Auckland had no idea what was going on and, the rumour goes, started crying. 

With laughter?

Nobody out of nappies would actually be scared by the Haka, surely.

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England literally do boo absolutely everyone else's anthem, despite having the worst anthem in the world themselves, and are the first to whine when they get the same treatment.
Not that it matters; I just find it amusing.
The Celtic of international football, they've got such a victim complex.
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I think the Haka is ridiculous. I don’t see why they get to do it on top of their national anthem as well. Why do New Zealand get preferential treatment and why do the opposition need to sit and watch it? Did England players not get fined for stepping over the half way line when NZ were doing it at the World Cup 2019?

Do they actually have to watch it? Would be some laugh if the opposition turned their backs to it.


On anthems, my UO is get them to f**k. Particularly at major tournaments. Even if you have to do it on your first game and the Final. But I'd bin them completely.
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15 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:


Do they actually have to watch it? Would be some laugh if the opposition turned their backs to it.


On anthems, my UO is get them to f**k. Particularly at major tournaments. Even if you have to do it on your first game and the Final. But I'd bin them completely.

https://www.balls.ie/rugby/best-haka-responses-351851

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28 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:


Do they actually have to watch it? Would be some laugh if the opposition turned their backs to it.


On anthems, my UO is get them to f**k. Particularly at major tournaments. Even if you have to do it on your first game and the Final. But I'd bin them completely.

I don’t think they need to watch it but there you go - 

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/29/england-fined-new-zealand-haka-world-cup

you can’t enter their half whilst they’re doing their stupid we dance so a rule for every other country must be followed just so one team can do a pre match ritual after the national anthems are done? Seems pretty daft.

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2 minutes ago, Empty It said:

The Australian boy just wandering away and practicing his kicking is class emoji23.png

He was unbelievable in that game after as well.

That approach doesn't always work, pretty sure the Wallabies once just did a mini warmup as the Haka went on, and proceeded to get smashed by 50

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7 minutes ago, Empty It said:

The Australian boy just wandering away and practicing his kicking is class emoji23.png

There was another one with the Aussies where they turned their backs but it seems they got a lot of shit for it afterwards.  

I'd be slightly worried that such actions wind the All Blacks up and they took it out on the opponents on the park.

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1 hour ago, BFTD said:

England literally do boo absolutely everyone else's anthem, despite having the worst anthem in the world themselves, and are the first to whine when they get the same treatment.

Not that it matters; I just find it amusing.

To be honest, it's indicative of a deeper issue with the neanderthals cro-magnons who define themselves by their National team and all the flag-shagging malarkey that goes with it.

Possibly amusing, but certainly interesting is contrasting their fans' abuse and disrepect of EVERY opponent with the reaction when, say Hungary abuse English  players in the exact same way that their own fans have just done, literally months and weeks previously. The reaction, I might add, of the FA. Not an organisation familiar with matthew 7:3, then.

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And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

 

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The only response to the Haka for any team playing New Zealand that is appropriate is to break out the streamers and poles and do a bit of Morris dancing. It'll instil the same level of fear.

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The best response to the Haka I ever saw was France in 2007, who formed a line and, as the Haka went on so this line progressed to the half way line. At the end the French were barely a foot away from NZ, right in their faces and visibly fired up. Big Chabal was loving it and they went on to knock the All Blacks out the tournament. Class.

 

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