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Old 27.10.2011, 10:17
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Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

Hello all !

So the RWC is over now, and I was very surprised and offended by the way new zealanders medias treated the french team...

I can understand the competition spirit, but it was way beyond that.

I have a lot of affection for New Zealand, it was where I wanted to spend my honeymoon, it was where I hoped my husband would find his postdoc... But now, I don't know what to think anymore.

I read a tweet from somebody from New Zealand (i think it was an actor or something) asking for revenge against us, for the rainbow warrior. I was so offended that this person mixed political with sport ! I am not taking any position about the Rainbow Warrior. To be honest, I was like 4 when it happened and I had no idea what it was all about.

Every french rugby supporter I know genuinely admire the All Blacks, and it was an honor for us to play against them. Even if we are not as strong as them, I was hoping New Zealanders would enjoy that too....

So my question is, does the medias reflect what new zealanders think about us ? Do you have resentment against us ?
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:19
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I wouldn't worry too much. You should have heard what my (French) husband was saying about you lot ...
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:22
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I wouldn't worry too much. You should have heard what my (French) husband was saying about you lot ...
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:23
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

Sporting tournaments seem to bring out all the national clichés and lung-buried antagonisms in the popular press and on TV... you only need to look at the English papers when England are playing Germany or Argentina at football.

The French sports media tend to be pretty arrogant as well, which makes France an easy target. I wouldn't read too much into it.
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:25
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I wouldn't worry about the Kiwi's at all...

it's us Americans to watch out for.. we're closer

arrange these words into a logical sentence..

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Old 27.10.2011, 10:26
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I wouldn't take it too heart.

This was a massive sporting event and a massive game for both sides and both countries. The All Blacks had a lot of pressure and expectation on their backs. They were expected to win. All the comments were basically trash talk/banter.

You should hear what I say about the teams that my side play against... I am much much meaner
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I'm not a Kiwi, but I was almost a Kiwi... and I still hate French people. But hate is such a strong word... really...
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:41
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

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I can understand the competition spirit, but it was way beyond that.

So my question is, does the medias reflect what new zealanders think about us ? Do you have resentment against us ?
Rugby isn't just a sport, it's a way of life in New Zealand.

Of course they get emotional..... Jesus, they nearly choked again and almost lost the World cup !!!

Honestly,
I'd take everything you read with a grain of salt.

Kiwi's are generally harmless people (unless you are playing rugby against them, or get drunk and offend them in a pub) so I wouldn't fear anything.


The fact that they are giving the French a hard time right now is a 'sigh of relief' for me....... I'm Australian, they bitch and moan about us every other day*
(*equally we are guilty vice versa)


Since when do you believe everything you read in the newspaper anyway?

Go to New Zealand,
It's an awesome country
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:44
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

Thank you all for your answers.
Ok then, they don't dislike us more than the rest of the world, that's comforting.

Although, we were not the only team in the tournament, and we were pretty lame at the beginning so... why us ? Oh yes, I get it, we were the only team they really feared (see, arrogant again, i can't help it ! I am so French ! (i am kidding people... or am I ? ))

@ grynch : America.... where is it again ?
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Go to New Zealand,
It's an awesome country

I surely will !
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:48
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@ grynch : America.... where is it again ?

just a lil west of the big french bird with the funny hat.

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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I think New Zealand fans were projecting what would happen if France won. Even though they had belief in their team, in the back of their mind they all had an expectation that it could go horribly wrong, as it has many times to the french.
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

There should be a lol or well done button somewhere....
Anyways... you welcome america
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:57
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just a lil west of the big french bird with the funny hat.
Didn't the French save all your asses back in the 70's? Or something.
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Old 27.10.2011, 10:59
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Didn't the French save all your asses back in the 70's? Or something.
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Old 27.10.2011, 11:01
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I think New Zealand fans were projecting what would happen if France won. Even though they had belief in their team, in the back of their mind they all had an expectation that it could go horribly wrong, as it has many times to the french.
I guess you're right. But they trashed us way before we qualified for the final. And at the beginning, we really were not a threat for anyone...
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I guess you're right. But they trashed us way before we qualified for the final. And at the beginning, we really were not a threat for anyone...
That was more fear than trashing. They havent forgotten what happened in 2007
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

I'd feel bad for the French, if they weren't just as bad. Remember "Et un, et deux, et 3 - 0!" ? Europe had to suffer that for way longer than is humanly reasonable. So HTFU, Frenchies.
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Re: Question for new zealanders fellows, do you hate french people ?

is there anyone that doesn't hate the french?
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