defend use of All Blacks haka
A South African university rugby team are defending their use of the All Blacks haka after they were ridiculed for performing it this week.
Walter Sisulu University, from East London in the Eastern Cape, performed ‘Kapa o Pango' before their opening Varsity Shield match against Durban University of Technology at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
A video of it went viral and prompted a backlash on social media. It was labelled “disrespectful”, “embarrassing”, “in poor taste”, “an insult to Maori” and left some wondering why the team didn’t make use of South African culture “to gain inspiration from”.
Link to video and article: Ridiculed South African rugby team defend use of All Blacks haka | Stuff.co.nz