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Try Not To Be Bad Losers: Niudamu

Try Not To Be Bad Losers: Niudamu
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Josua Tuisova with fans at the Nadi International Airport on July 26, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.
July 27
11:44 2018

Only the 7s faithful awaits players at Nadi International Airport

Fijians need to be there to support their rugby teams when they win or lose.

The comments were made by faithful fans who braved the cold weather to await the arrival of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s and Fijiana teams at Nadi International Airport on Wednesday morning.

It was a silent morning as they waited patiently and joked how full it would have been if either the Fijiana or the Fiji 7s team had won the Rugby Sevens World Cup.

Jack’s Nadi halfback Jock Luita said although people were disappointed, they should be supporting the Fiji 7s team or any national team during good and bad times.

“People should not be talking about the problem, but rather on what could be done to support the players and coach Gareth Baber,”  Luita said.

Another fan Mary Niudamu said fans should take it by the chin and be gracious in defeat,

“People should really learn not to be bad losers,”Niudamu said.

“That is the nature of sport as one will win,  one will lose. We are disappointed but that should not stop us as Fijians in coming down to welcome Baber and the players back home.

“This sort of attitude shown by the so-called die-hard Fiji fans is downright disappointing and disgusting.”

Another disgusted fan Vaciseva Liku said, “I guess that is the reality here in Fiji, people will only support our teams only when they win, and run them down when they lose. This is really unfair to the efforts and sacrifices made by their coach and his players which is really sad.”

Another fan Maraia Yalayala said; “The coach and players should know that there are those of us who are here, who will support them no matter what.”

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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