Ireland/New Zealand – 'Very few Irish audience', 'Great disrespect', 'I hope they will be punished': Noisy Irish crowd during haka, netizens protest

Ireland/New Zealand – 'Very few Irish audience', 'Great disrespect', 'I hope they will be punished': Noisy Irish crowd during haka, netizens protest

Netizens denounced the All Blacks' haka disrespect.

The match between Ireland and New Zealand got off to a bad start. During the World Cup quarter-final match on Saturday 14 October, which was broadcast on TF1 in prime time, the New Zealanders practiced the famous haka. This ritual dance that the team performs before every match was not particularly well received by the opposition fans.

Before the start of the match, a minute of silence was held for the tragic events currently taking place, between the numerous deaths due to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the horrific assassination of a teacher at Aras Secondary School. The Irish anthem then echoes at the Stade de France and then at the New Zealand Stadium. The All Blacks are finally in a position to perform the famous haka while the Irish in green form a figure 8.

Hakka not respected?

Throughout their famous ritual dance, a deep din echoes through the Stade de France, barely allowing the players to be heard. The commentators did not mention the general atmosphere and simply announced the match after the commercial. This encounter, which will pit the world top two against the triple world champions, promises to be an emotional affair for all rugby fans. β€œThe pre-match was a worthy event, great anthems, and the Irish crowd responded in a big way as they have done since the start of this competition,” explains Benjamin Kayser, one of the commentators, before the start of the match.

The two teams fight throughout the match in order to be able to face Argentina in the next match and maintain their place in the competition. Finally, the All Blacks beat the Irish team 28 to 24, much to the delight of some netizens who expressed their dissatisfaction with X. In fact, viewers considered the behavior of the Irish crowd to be particularly disrespectful towards the New Zealand Haka.

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