Wise ol’ folks will always tell youngsters ‘to take some time out’ or ‘sleep on it’ when a perceived crisis presents itself.
After posting my take on the Springbok Sevens’ shocking new shorts early yesterday, I watched the world of social media also express their ‘shock and awe’ over the controversial broeks.
Another person on FaceBook started to rally fans to contact SARU and (kit sponsors) Canterbury SA and express their unhappiness.
I could see another Egypt-style FaceBook/Twitter revolt brewing.
Thankfully, due to a bit of flu I was forced to hit the sack early last night and just like the old people suggest, I took some time out.
Before you could say “The Springbok Sevens will be the laughing stock on the HSBC Sevens World Series this season,” this morning all was resolved. Or so says SharksWorld.co.za
The Springbok Sevens team will not be playing in THOSE shorts. SharksWorld quotes SARU:
“The Springbok Sevens team will be playing the HSBC Sevens World Series in the newly designed jersey and in traditional white shorts. Just like the Springboks had alternative kit at the recent Rugby World Cup, which they used to train in, the shorts that the Springbok Sevens players were photographed in on Tuesday, will only be used in training.”
Nappies are what moms put on baby bums as training shorts (amongst other less savory duties). Seems the BlitzBokke also now have their own training broeks. Let’s leave it at that.
Eish! That was close.