The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 12:57:41
The lions have some pathetic supporters (like taipansy for example). If you doubt this consider the following ex supersport:
PE is not Jo’burg. On Saturday the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium’s turnstiles made that click sound more than 32 000 times. That is a number that would stagger those in charge of all Super Rugby venues, bar perhaps the ones in Cape Town and Pretoria in a good week (And Durban surely). Even more staggering when you consider that a large proportion of rugby viewers in this country feel that the home-side for that match-up shouldn’t even be playing in this competition.
In contrast, Ellis Park averaged a mere 8 234 spectators whenever the Force came to face the team representing the world’s biggest city (if you’re willing to believe Wikipedia, and discount settlements situated on a river, lake or coastline.)
32 000 versus 8 000. On the face of things the Kings, in their debut season, can rake in gate-takings that the Lions would have been happy with in four years
The Lions supporters sold their team down the river. Most are of the fair weather sort.