All Black star Sonny Bill Williams has caused some controversy in his much anticipated return to Super Rugby.
In his first game back, the centre stuck medical tape over the Bank of New Zealand logo on his collar, but other sponsors on Williams’ jersey didn’t get the tape treatment that’s left fans on Twitter puzzled.
— Ruck On (@ruckmeslowly) April 8, 2017
— Andrew Condon (@_condo) April 8, 2017
Although Williams stayed silent following Saturday’s match, where the Blues went down 26-20, BNZ told NZME it “had no issue with the logo being covered up”.
“It’s really between him and the Blues – we’ve got no issue with it,” a BNZ spokeswoman said.
“He’s entitled to have religious beliefs and customs around that and it’s really between him and the Blues as to how that manifests itself. So we have no issue with it.”
Despite the controversy, Williams impressed on his comeback, looking back to his best. Watch below.