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T-shirt sledges All Black 'chokers'

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T-shirt sledges All Black 'chokers'

The South African behind the All Blacks Rugby World Cup “chokers” T-shirt says he made it as a joke after New Zealand's 2007 early cup exit and agreed to a 2011 edition in revenge for Kiwis' digs at his cricket team.

"I made this one off t-shirt for a rugby union mad friend as [a] laugh for his day out with his kiwi mates to the rugby just after the 2007 RWC," says Kevin Rack, in comments left on the Voxy story about the sledging apparel. "To my surprise, four years later, his photo has gone viral across the interweb."

Some enterprising Australians traced the photo to Mr Rack.  

"After a few days and some amazing detective work using Facebook recognition software and Google image search I was tracked down by some very clever Queenslanders and ordered to print more choker t-shirts.

"After 10 phone calls from customers around the world we have decided to do a limited edition print of the famous All Black choker t-shirts."

Online T-shirt printing company Mabuzi, which is offering the shirts at $25 a pop, says on its website the shirts are a limited edition, though New Zealand sales are unlikely to test that statement.

The black shirts feature a large white hand gripping the neck, with the dates of world cups from 1991 to this year's unplayed tournament underneath.

"My Kiwi mates are spewing but hey after all the choker digs I get about the Proteas choking in the cricket WC its only fair to return the vollley" he writes.

Voxy doubts anyone would be brave enough to wear one this early in the World Cup. But if you see someone in one of these T-shirts, send us a photo. 

Do you think the All Blacks will choke in the 2011 Rugby World Cup? Leave us a comment.  


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