• Springboks ‘special edition’ jersey shocker

    Springboks 'special edition' jersey shocker

    The Springboks limited edition jersey, to be worn in one of the Tests in November, is a SHOCKER, writes Mark Keohane.

    Please, SA Rugby and ASICS, stop messing with the Springboks jersey.

    Let the Green Machine patrol the pitches up north in formidable traditional Springboks green and a hint of gold.

    I put the question to people on Twitter: Thoughts on the Bok jersey? The response was overwhelming. SA RUGBY & ASICS please take note and take notes.

    Zwelithini Tunyiswa’s tweets were particularly hilarious and, for me, on point.

    Here’s some of them:

    I am not one to agree with Apartheid policies, but this shirt needs its own Homeland.

    This shirt has more lines than the Department of Homeland Affairs

    This shirt reminds me of old SABC test signal

    That shirt is more chaotic than the police response during the KZN lootings.

    The Australian version of these shirts was inspired by the “First Nations”. This one looks like it was inspired by the “Last Nations”.

    If there is one thing the ANC and DA can come together against, it is this shirt.
    If you asked Madiba to choose between Robben Island and wearing this shirt, I would wager he chooses Robben Island.
    I would not be surprised to see Service Delivery protests in Stellenbosch after those dudes see this shirt.
    I just woke up at 4am in the US, and I am still annoyed at this shirt. I am going to buy one just so that I can donate it to the Apartheid Museum. We can forgive but must never forget.
    This shirt just might just succeed in putting us back into international isolation.
    I have heard of state capture, but I never thought I would see shirt capture.
    We need to have a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the designers of this shirt.
    Can we load-shed this shirt?
    This is not a shirt. It’s a shit.
    We need to put the designers of this shirt in a bio-bubble.
    Narike tweeted: Thank God it’s limited edition
    Thank God indeed!
    Here’s a few jersey howlers

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    Keo has written about South African and international rugby professionally for the last 25 years