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Keep your nose out of sport, Sharks boss tells minister

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Dubbed the ‘Sale 8’, Diamond believed the decision by eight SA players (including seven Springboks) to remain standing when team-mates took the knee, did not indicate that they did not support the Black Lives Matter movement.


24 Aug 2020
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Keep your nose out of sport, Sharks boss tells minister

Minister of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa, has expressed his satisfaction with the work done by the interim board of CSA. Picture: CISMedia

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa should not interfere with his team or their decisions, Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said, hitting out in defence of his players. Dubbed the “Sale 8”, Diamond believed the decision by eight SA players (including seven Springboks) to remain standing when team-mates took the knee ahead of recent English Premiership match did not indicate that they did not support the Black Lives Matter movement. The players included Sale captain Jono Ross, flyhalf Robert du Preez, scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, prop Coenie Oosthuizen, hooker Akker van der Merwe, lock Jeanluc du Preez, fellow lock Loos de...

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