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. “The 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.
It's really petty that the Irish public are trying to cover up the Haka… it's a real shame. It's unfortunate that this makes them even more hated and we'll enjoy seeing them get crushed whether it's tonight or over a couple of games 🙂#IRevNZL #IRLNZL
– Offload (@offload_tips) October 14, 2023
This is terrible, this is disrespectful to the Haka, I want to blow up the TV #IRevNZL
– Big Cam (@Royalbaconnn) October 14, 2023
This disrespect for the Hakka is an insult.
– Philippe Lafon 🐦 (@philippelafon) October 14, 2023
What a lack of respect from the audience for her singing the entire haka. It's a shame 😠 and not fair play! For that reason alone, I hope the Irish are punished with a fan mentality!#IRevNZL #allblacks pic.twitter.com/5E8Bs3xMEA
– CnathDreamer 🦈 (@CnathDreamer) October 14, 2023
Irish people who whistle or sing during the haka, 0 out of respect, I hope they get beaten up #IRevNZL
— Jarod Incognere (@jarodncognere) October 14, 2023
Disrespecting Hakka Ansar. We really live in bad times. #IRevNZL
– Lalaland (@Viva74850) October 14, 2023
I'm very disappointed with the lack of respect from the Irish fans during the All Blacks Haka… so I'm with New Zealand #IRevNZL
-Jeremy Dubleu (@JeremyDubleu) October 14, 2023
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