Letter: It's time to stop booing the Aussies
Our Aussie friends have always treated us with a smidgen of disdain as big brothers tend to do with little brothers, which makes the bully feel better and the little brother react with often boorish behaviour.
The underarm incident, among many others, has no doubt been responsible for the unpleasant booing from a section of the "sporting" crowd when Aussie sports teams enter the arena and then score against us.
The days of appreciating good play by way of a round of applause seems in the past, especially with our Aussie friends.
Australia's instant support after the Christchurch quake is the true indication of its friendship and, in turn, it's now time we stopped this childish, unsportsmanlike and churlish booing when their teams compete against us.
We shouldn't act like sheep; let's not support the "booing" bad sports.
The Dominion Post