I just recieved the below email from a friend. The principal is grand, the sentiments are nice but I just don’t get it.
As part of the South African Rugby watching public, we collectively spend millions of Rands each year, watching and following our National Rugby side the Springboks. We also spend thousands of Rands buying branded items such as Rugby Jerseys and Flags etc. We know we have contributed to the financial success of SARFU through gate fees and sponsorships due to companies advertising on TV and in stadiums whilst they have a captive audience, and as such we have a vested interest in the continuing success of our national side. Despite SARFU’s best efforts to derail the Springboks World Cup Campaign, Jake White, John Smit and the current crop of Springboks have overcome incredible odds and challenges, the biggest of which were from there own governing body, to be crowned world champions. The victory Parades have not yet finished and again SARFU is meddling with the pride of a nation and doing its best to ensure South Africa will be World Champions in name only for the next 4 years. (I don’t see us winning too many tests with these clowns at the helm) The country united behind a winning team and their success overflows into our work place and economy.
WE feel Springbok Rugby belongs to us the South African public and as such show a vote of no confidence in the current management of SA Rugby namely the South African Rugby Football Unions Presidential Council. We herewith call for the immediate resignation of Messrs, Stofile, Hoskins, Basson and Prinsloo and all there incompetent colleagues
This is a democratic country and this is how we the public feel. We have had enough of SARFU’s bungling efforts and political meddling in our sport the past 10 years. We want SA Rugby run by people who have played rugby at a high level and have SA Rugby’s best interests at heart, not their own political agendas.
Let’s get this petition started!
Write your name and e mail address below if you would like to see these people go and forward to your mailing list!!
Every 100th person should send the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ( E Mail Address on their Web site)
No you wont get R10,000.00 in your account this week if you forward to all your friends, and maybe SARFU wont read it, but at least we’re doing something about how we feel and not just complaining and sitting on our asses!
Like I said, the sentiment is nice. But let me get my two cents in:
Firstly email petitions are a load of rubbish. They never work, they might, maybe raise awareness for a fraction of a second and then they enter the realm of spam mails that we receive years after they were first sent. Enough said.
Secondly, Jake White is a Hero to our nation. He is exactly what we all should be striving for. Not a world cup, but an attitude. Everything Jake did was done in spite of those above him not because of them. Jake to the reigns, took the lead and made a difference to the people immediately around him, his players. Then when his players felt the change they lived the change, then when they lived the changed they won the World Cup. Then when they won the world cup more people were exposed to it and so on and so on.
Let the man go if he wants to go. I think he should go, in fact, let him go to the team with the highest bid. He deserved it. We deserved him as a nation, we got him and he won us the cup, simple. Now let him go. He is allowed to, it is time for him to go and it is time for the bosses to get out of their systems whatever it is that they need to get out of their systems. Jake does not need to be apart of it.
Furthermore, no coach has ever won the cup twice. I think Jake needs to leave SA on a high, get out while he is still a hero and do whatever he pleases thereafter. He deserves the best.
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