IRB rejects claim it had Key video removed

DANYA LEVY
Last updated 07:31 27/10/2011

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The IRB has rejected suggestions it asked for a video of Prime Minister John Key's handshake faux pas after the World Cup final to be removed from YouTube.

Thousands of people have viewed footage of Key making an awkward three-way handshake with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset as the Webb Ellis Cup was handed over on Sunday night.

However, that footage was removed on Wednesday and replaced with a statement saying it was no longer available because of a copyright claim by the IRB. Multiple versions remained on YouTube, however.

Key followed that up by saying the IRB should not have requested YouTube remove the footage.


"I don't care if it's up there.

"They should leave it up there, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not bothered by it."

However, an IRB spokesman said today that it had not asked for the footage to be removed and was trying to find out what had happened.

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