It seems that a bit of an unintentional media storm has erupted over the somewhat “unusual” design of the shorts that the South African sevens squad were photographed in yesterday.
The general consensus seems to be that the design of the shorts makes it look as though the players are wearing their undies on the outside… with some going so far as saying that it makes the players look like they’re wearing nappies.
The good news is, the players won’t play in those shorts. SA Rugby’s clarification is below:
“The Springbok Sevens team will be playing the HSBC Sevens World Series in the newly designed jersey and in traditional white shorts. Just like the Springboks had alternative kit at the recent Rugby World Cup, which they used to train in, the shorts that the Springbok Sevens players were photographed in on Tuesday, will only be used in training.”
Panic over… back to silly season!Tweet