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SportBledisloe Cup: Fans puzzled after Sonny Bill Williams refuses to sing anthem

12:56  17 august  2019
12:56  17 august  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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New Zealand and Australian fans alike have been left bemused by All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams refusal to sing the New Zealand national anthem.

Before the start of the second game in the Bledisloe Cup series, both teams line up for the respective team's national anthems.

When the New Zealand anthem began with the Maori version of 'God Save New Zealand', Williams kept his mouth shut.

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Whilst this is common-place amongst those who do not have Maori heritage, he would then remain silent when the English version commenced.

Williams was noticeably the only All Black who refused to sing the anthem.

This raised speculation across social media, with many fans trying to figure out why he chose to not join in.

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