Used since Spain qualified for 82, “All Whites” refers to the white color of the jersey and endorses the rugby team’s nickname ‘All Blacks’. However, the federation will eventually worry about racial misunderstandings.
‘All Whites’ (All white), the nickname of the New Zealand football team, sparks controversy in the Ocean country where the federation The value changes with the name it contains, According to Radio New Zealand (RNZ).
“We work with actors in the world of football Examine all aspects of our system and make sure they are compatibleWith today’s world, New Zealand Football (NZF) was quoted by RNZ on Monday.
“Like many sports organizations, the NZF is a The process of reflection around cultural integration “The federation added without explicitly mentioning the nickname of the national team.
‘All whites’ since qualifying for the 1982 World Cup The shirt represents the white color, and is a recognition of the rugby team’s nickname, the famous ‘All Blacks’.
Outside football and rugby, various New Zealand teams They have nicknames for color: black hats (‘black hats’, for cricket), tall black (‘doll blocks’, basketball) …
But according to the RNZ, the Football Federation I worry about possible racial misunderstandings with ‘all whites’.
Former national team defender Ryan Nelson He was in favor of the name change.
“Even if it bothers a minority, it is enough to change it,” he told the RNZ.
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