One of the first things I do in the mornings is read the South African online newspapers, including Die Burger. Opening up the sports-section of this morning’s edition had me do a double take. In fact a couple of re-takes.
Die Burger’s Afrikaans-language humorous caption read: ‘Doekies wil hul dra. Broekie-skeur Bokke’ Die Blitsbokke gaan binnekort hul aanslag om weer die beste sewes-rugbyspan ter wêreld te word in dié volksvreemde uitrustings begin.
The picture shows Springbok Sevens players Robert Ebersohn, Renfred Dazel, Boom Prinsloo, Chris Dry and Bernado Botha in the team’s Canterbury SA-sponsored playing strip for the 2011/12 HSBC sevens World Series. The new kit will debut at the Gold Coast Sevens in Australia (25 November 2011).
My immediate thought was that maybe the players were showing off their ‘new underwear sponsor’ by holding their broeks up in front of their shorts. Not. Turns out that those ARE their playing shorts!
While the new jersey design looks great, we have to give a big thumbs-down to the y-front lookalike shorts. Definitely not Canterbury SA’s finest; that must rate
right up there right down there with this faux pax by swimwear manufacturer TYR for the Singaporean waterpolo team:
Agge Nee Man!
Here’s a closer look courtesy of Luke Walker & Canterbury SA
Sexy is NOT back!
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Just in: some Twitter comments about the new kit
@ThatmanDon: Are the @blitzbokke sponsored by a brand of adult nappies this season? #justsaying
Dear SARU – what on earth are those shorts all about that you have the @blitzbokke wearing for this years 7′s series??? #epicfail
@Drieman3 Cobus Visagie Agh no man…Are they meant to look like they are wearing their undies over their shorts like super heros?
RuggaWorld RuggaWorld by followthebounce Are they wearing panties over their shorts?
followthebounce TheBounce Okay if the BlitzBokke are going to dress like that, they need a new name. Add your suggestions at this link: wp.me/pIbQX-22s
MrSmithMachine Warren Smith by followthebounce The #Blitzbokke unveil their new sponsor for the 2012 season: pic.twitter.com/uYZm9XCF
Rob_Ebersohn Robert Ebersohn ”@marcelvanzyl: @Rob_Ebersohn Rob are those new 7′s kits for real?? @followthebounce @sportbilly101 @GarethRosslee”witch ones!?
followthebounce TheBounce Ha ha, ‘BroekieBokke’ ! Add your new name to the new BlitzBokke here: thebounce.co.za
@followthebounce The new BlitzBokke kit, November Fools? yfrog.com/nujhgxzj
Sport24 published the following pictures: