FOOTAGE: All Black players are remarkably composed as Japanese fans throw items at them
I have to say, this has in many ways won us over.
After the Australia vs New Zealand match, footage on YouTube shows All Blacks fans signing various items of memorabilia for Japanese and New Zealand fans alike. Players such as Kieran Read, Beauden Barrett and Sonny Bill Williams all interacted with the crowd and it was a heartwarming affair.
What was not so pleasant to see was fans actively throwing items at the players in a bid to get their items signed. In many cases, it appeared the ‘fans’ didn’t even know the names of the players.
The New Zealand players all stayed very calm even as the fans shouted in their faces. Good stuff.