leads to call for more Māori education
A former Football Fern has called for Kiwi athletes to receive more education on Māori practices following the "inappropriate" use of the haka by an Italian women's football team.
Kristy Hill – a player rep at the New Zealand Professional Footballers' Association of Māori heritage – urged national sporting bodies to "take up the challenge" after a clip from a documentary on the Juventus women's team shared on social media showed the players performing the Ka Mate haka.
Juventus defender Lisa Bottin revealed the Serie A champions had performed the ritual since "the very first day" the club came into existence five years ago, after being taught by New Zealand international Katie Rood.
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