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Samoa star in Nazi-All Blacks rant

29th May 2014 11:47


Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

Not mincing his words: Fuimaono-Sapolu

Former Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has taken his campaign to get New Zealand to tour Polynesia a step further by claiming that the All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany "if Hitler had an interest in rugby."

The former Gloucester centre has long used his public profile to add his voice to the widespread calls for the reigning world champions to tour their Pacific Island neighbours.

The All Blacks have never toured Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Fuimaono-Sapolu believes the NZRU's claims that such a tour would not be economically viable are morally flawed.

In a video posted on Twitter, Fuimaono-Sapolu, who plays for the West Red Sparks in Japan, shares his radical thoughts on the subject.

The Samoan is no stranger to controversy after being suspended for six months following his claims during the 2011 Rugby World Cup that referee Nigel Owens was "racist" and "biased" just days after being warned for a Twitter post linking the RWC scheduling to slavery, the holocaust and apartheid.

Once again, he hasn't pulled any punches:

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