Sunday, January 15, 2017

HAS TO BE STORY BEHIND THIS

The Veteran, much to Mrs Veteran's chagrin, is a cricket nut.   Those of you who follow the Black Caps both in NZL and o'seas will be well aware there is an 'annoying' Kiwi fan who positions himself right in the eye of the camera immediately adjacent to the sight screen and normally to its left..

Doesn't matter if it's in Oz, RSA, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe or Bangladesh or wherever, there he is in dark sunnies with a toy kiwi wrapped around his gut and waving his version of the NZL ensign with some writing on the bottom.

Clearly he has dosh because it must cost him heaps to follow the team everywhere.   Clearly too he likes to be seen on TV although I am reliably informed that Sky Sports Camera Crews have instructions to try and avoid showing him ... but without too much success because of where he positions himself.

Has to be a story behind this, the supposed Black Caps number one fan... anyone know it?


 

5 comments:

GCMC said...

Sonny Shaw...?

Anonymous said...


Yep, Sonny SHaw.

http://www.sonnyshaw.co.nz/

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10120170

There's plenty about him on the web. Love him or hate him, he's certainly a fixture.

Anonymous said...

Cringworthy.....saw him at New Road Worcester about 2011. By the time he had finished he had cleared a a ten yard space around him. No consideration. Wish he was Australian.

Lord Egbut

Ghost Of Greenwood said...

An international version of Lord Ted of Eden Park. Each to their own...

GCMC said...

Ahhh...Lord Ted
Now that brings back fond memories of the Eden Park terraces...
Seemingly, he played for just about every club in Auckland...including ours