'Disgraceful' - Ireland fans drown out the Haka in Dublin
By Rugby Onslaught

‘Disgraceful’ – Ireland fans drown out the Haka in Dublin

The All Blacks haka is one of the games’ great showpieces but yesterday in Dublin, the needs of team Ireland took precedence over the ancient ritual.

Ireland fans – who are usually known for ‘respecting the kicker’ by adhering to silence during kicks and all that didn’t give the All Blacks haka quite the same treatment. Fans booed and whistled over the Haka before the ‘Fields of Athenry’ broke out around the Aviva Stadium.

And you guessed it, not everyone is happy.

Watch the vision of the Haka below:

Credit: Autumn Nations Series

One person wrote on Twitter: “I rarely tweet but the lack of respect of Irish rugby fans singing over the Haka is disgraceful, Ireland’s Call is hard enough to listen to pls.”

Another person wrote: “Ireland fans singing over the Haka can fucking do one”

Yet another human posted: “Ireland fans not respecting the haka…. Not surprised – joke.”


Someone noted: “Why would you sing over the haka? It’s part of playing against NZ. The haka is not disrespectful. Poor call by the Irish fans.”

Othe defended the move by the Ireland fans, who definitely hadn’t been drinking in the lead-up to the match.

“Well done to the Ireland fans for singing over another hour-long haka. Got to keep the boredom away somehow. Awaiting the cryarsing about disrespect from Mitch and Scott in the NZ rugby media.”

New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, has a history dating back over a century and is not just the most successful international rugby team of all time, but also one of the most successful teams in world sport, with a winning Test record of more than 75%. Every year in June and again at the end of the year, the All Blacks play European opponents, as well as Argentina, Australia, and South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Following their triumph in 2011, the All Blacks became the first team to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups in 2015, and the first team to win three RWCs, after winning the inaugural tournament in 1987.

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