03 Sep '11, 1am
@tasmazia go read this fucking moron letter.trying to act clever Haka-no-haka... hey, that's no way to greet guests
HERE'S to this year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand which has just kicked off. But can someone tell me why opposing teams are expected to stand still and face the host squad each time they perform their violent, pre-kick-off ritual mimicking the Maori war dance, the haka? All that tongue-wagging, feet-stomping and arm-chest slapping by mountains of men garbed in black isn't a friendly greeting one expects of hosts. Imagine the Chinese team performing a full-press lion or dragon dance to cleanse the field, or the Irish with their Riverdance and the Scottish team blowing off on their bagpipes... I certainly do not wish to see a team of Maori warriors foot stomping and shouting the haka at my front door. My 90-year-old mother would have a fit. But hey, I love New Zealand! And I wish the All Blacks all the best.