Ireland played the All Blacks in a cracking test match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, Ireland won the game 29 points to 20. One of the more disappointing moments in the game was when the crowd tried to drown out the New Zealand Haka. That’s what people on twitter thought anyways as The Fields of Athenry rang around the ground of the Aviva Stadium while the Haka was going on.
Was this a serious lack of respect to the New Zealand culture? Imagine if someone did that during the Irish Anthem…?
— Autumn Nations Series (@autumnnations) November 13, 2021
Bit of respect for the haka, you wouldn't sing over the anthems don't do the same for the haka #IREvNZL
— Mick DePaor (@michaeldepaor00) November 13, 2021
Personally, I found it a bit disrespectful that some of the crowd chose to start singing The Fields of Athenry in the middle of the Haka. #IREvNZL
— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam_Kennedy) November 13, 2021
Lads, I want to hear the Haka with silence like it used to be. We’re supposed to be some of the most respectful fans in the world and there we are chiming in with ‘Athenry’. I’m not into it. #IREvNZL #AutumnNationsSeries
— Denise Harding (@DeniseHRocks) November 13, 2021
Smirking at and/or singing over a haka, is:
1) just rude & disrespectful
2) very stupid, I wouldn’t mess around like that 😬🙈
It makes me very embarrassed when Irish fans & players do either of these, we should be better than this 💁🏼♀️#IREvNZL
— Aoife 🇮🇪 (@aoinifh) November 13, 2021
Don’t sing during the haka ffs. Silence pure silence pleaseeeeeeee #IREvNZL
— Gearóid Hughes (@garoid16) November 13, 2021