Members of the Welsh national team did the Haka in their underwear during Euro 2016. New Zealanders won’t be happy.
This will not make New Zealanders happy.
Welsh forward David Cotterill tweeted a video on Wednesday of a few teammates doing something resembling the Haka half-naked in the locker room.
Kiwis take the Haka very, very seriously. Arizona’s football team was forced to discontinue its use of the dance after complaints from native New Zealand. Others got angry when AC Milan used it to sell skin cream. A semi-nude parody surely will not sit well either.
This isn’t the only Haka controversy of the day. Earlier, at a basketball tournament in Manila, music was played and fans booed during New Zealand’s Haka performance.