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Manu

Post by PM76 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:16 pm

Just seen this story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyu ... ds-newsxml

Thoughts??

Harmless fun IMO but with this and "ferrygate" he won't be endearing himself to some!!

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Re: Manu

Post by fentiger » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:26 pm

The 'bunny ears' photo has gone viral on Twitter & Facebook. Good bit of fun, after all the politicians take the mickey enough (IMHO of course :smt023 ).

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Re: Manu

Post by sapajo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:33 pm

Many would call it harmless fun, others may take an entirely different view so I hope there are no repercussions.

PS the bloke arresting Manu after his NZ ferry dip looks like Stephan Armitage

Manu has just tweeted an apology :smt023
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Re: Manu

Post by fentiger » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:46 pm

'Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us.'

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Re: Manu

Post by sapajo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:49 pm

fentiger wrote:'Apologies for messing around on Lions photo. No offence intended. Great day at Downing Street. Thanks to Prime Minister for hosting us.'

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Re: Manu

Post by Skin_and_Muscle » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:57 pm

I'm disappointed in him. Surely he could have done something altogether more spectacular? A Samoan sidestep maybe...
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Re: Manu

Post by sapajo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:06 pm

There is a right time and place for fun, maturity allows you to gauge where and when not to have it.
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Re: Manu

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:19 pm

I very much doubt David Cameron gave a :censored: about this, if people get offended by this they need to re-evaluate their priorities

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Re: Manu

Post by leic » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:45 pm

Nice to see a photo of him, I'd forgotten what he looks like!! Hope he's back on a rugby pitch soon!

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Re: Manu

Post by LE18 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Its sad that he resorted to schoolboy antics, hope there are no repercusions!

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Re: Manu

Post by fleabane » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:28 pm

"Not all the Lions on their best behaviour" - Sky News.

Inappropriate because the media are just looking for this kind of story, and this is a perfect follow-up to the "ferry" story. Immature, not the time or place, given the circumstances and his past.

Tiger in the news for all the wrong reasons again, and just at the time the Cockers story was dying down.
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Re: Manu

Post by TigerLad » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:34 pm

Really, he did the bunny gesture in just one of multiple photos that were taken. If people are getting that angry about that then I have lost faith in the world.

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Re: Manu

Post by fleabane » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:56 pm

People not neccessarily angry, it is just that it is a gift to the sharks in the media.

In today's world of 24hr news coverage, they have to fill the pages with something, and this is Manu's present to them.
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Re: Manu

Post by youngtiger » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:50 am

fleabane wrote:Inappropriate because the media are just looking for this kind of story...
"Inappropriate" would more accurately describe a "media" that you refer to if they are to inflate "this kind of story" to more than something humorous.
sapajo wrote:There is a right time and place for fun, maturity allows you to gauge where and when not to have it.


Are you saying this is not the time, then? A no doubt boring, fairly contrived photo shoot sounds like just the place for comedy, to me.

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Re: Manu

Post by old one eye » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:43 am

This has just been jumped upon on national TV. This is a silly moment that is going to be blown into a diplomatic incident by the media.

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