after 'insulting' comments by Hurricanes board member
Hurricanes star TJ Perenara is seeking answers from team management following board member Troy Bowker's disparaging comments towards Sir Ian Taylor, which the All Black says contained "underlying racism''.
Bowker accused Taylor of “sucking up to the left Māori loving agenda”, despite the animation entrepreneur's Māori heritage, after the latter posted a response to National Party leader Judith Collins’ backing for a referendum on the use of the name Aotearoa for New Zealand.
Bowker, executive chairman of Wellington-based investment company Caniwi Capital, which has a stake in the Hurricanes, called Taylor’s post “a load of absolute nonsense”.
“Another example of European NZers not being proud of their own ancestors and sucking up to the left Māori loving agenda. FFS. Wake up NZ.”