Talanoa Lakapi shameful

Dear Editor,

Re: Talanoa Lakapi on TV1

This program has not done anything good to the development of rugby but only diminishing the image of our team who won the Sevens series in 2010. 

Sioeli, you need to respect these boys and you’ll need NOT to include these type of talks in the program. Sure it’s funny to the public but you need to respect them. This is where common sense and media ethics comes in (if you know what those things are).

Using this as a tool to promote your program is totally absurd and unethical.

They put Samoa on top of the Sevens World and here you are mocking them? Who do you think you are? What have you done for Samoa? NOTHING!!!

They deserve to be respected for the service they did for our country. 

Have you ever considered the impact of what you’re doing to their wives, children and families? How would you feel if someone else mocks your English? In case you didn’t know, your English is very poor. Aua ete toe fa’apalagi mai i  luga o le leitio o lena e leo sao lou fa’aaogaina o upu palagi. Uuumm, you starting to feel what I’m talking about? Mockery is not a good thing and I condemn it.

Tu’u le fia tama mamafa ae fa’atino lelei le galuega i faavae ma taiala o loo lima taitaina ai le faatinoga o le galuega faatusitala.

TV1, shame on you for allowing this program to go on air without due respect to these boys and their families. Ua fa’amuamua le tou mananao i tupe ae le silasila lelei ile auivi o le polokalame poo talafeagai.

Samoa Rugby Union, you should put a stop to this. This is ridiculous.

Apelu Faaiuga, you should have known better. You are also putting yourself down with what you’re saying on TV. You should be ashamed of yourself.

The program should focus more on promoting drills and less of the mockery.




Faanoanoa tele ile ola aamu.

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