There’s something to be said about the ones who stand against the crowd of critics, and remind us of the positivity we are so quick to forget in disappointing times, especially when it comes to sport.
It’s not news that a myriad of people, South Africans and foreigners, have expressed their disappointment in the Springboks’ performance over the last two weeks.
SA Rugby captivates some of these sentiments in their recent writings. Just yesterday, columnist Craig Lewis penned:
“Disappointment dripped off the Bok coach as he apologised for the performance, admitting that the team – including himself – would need to take a close look at where they were going wrong, and have some honest conversations.”
However, an avid rugby supporter by the name of Daniel Moxham whipped out his keyboard and took a different stance from the nay-sayers.
These are his words of positivity amongst the backlash.
“To have everyone on social media going after the Springboks is worrying and actually really sad.
This team has given us so much through so much. They have tried to pick up the country numerous times. They have had to endure COVID-19 which most of us couldn’t even handle in our daily lives.
Apart from that. We have very little rugby. Put everything we had into the Lions series and had to travel across the world to accommodate Australia and New Zealand and satisfy their request to play our home games in their backyard.
Apart from that. We haven’t played international club rugby consistently as a group or consistently playing test rugby.
Let’s back these guys who are away from home and need us more than ever!
They have been poor. And they have spoken publicly about being poor. They know what they have to do.”
Indeed critics, they know what they have to do – let’s back them in making us proud has they have so many times before.
Picture: SA Rugby Mag