It’s all about the sponsors

Highlanders fans upset about the change of colour for their team’s jersey have had their worst fears confirmed – it’s all about the sponsors.

A leaked memo to the Highlanders’ Board from the sponsor says:

Dear Sirs

We are committed to widening our voting base and extensive polling suggests that an association with a rugby team will do that for us.

Our MP enjoyed his first foray playing for the Parliamentary Rugby team and that has given us the confidence to embrace the Highlanders and their Southern Man ethos.

Although, since the team has no tradition it won’t matter if we tweak that a bit, will it? We could replace the bagpipes with pan pipes and introduce Morris Dancing at halftime.

We’re prepared to invest heavily in sponsorship. All we ask for in return is that the team changes colours for us and adopts parsnip wine as its beverage of choice.

It’s time to end the silly notion that sport and politics don’t mix. If you give us the jersey we’ll find the money.

Yours in sport

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

3 Responses to It’s all about the sponsors

  1. Geraint Scott says:

    Ha, the thing I find best about this post is that we actually don’t have enough money for any computers, let alone some jerseys.

  2. pdm says:

    HP – the person who advised you of that is way off the mark. The Greens would insist on having an equal number of women in the squad and i don’t see any in the highlanders. lol.

  3. robertguyton says:

    Excellent – the Green Party offering their support to the Highlanders.
    Makes Key’s love for the All-Whites look a bit limp, doesn’t it!
    Go the Highlanders!
    Go the Greens!

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