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Shady! ‘Rassie’ remix blasted at Loftus after Ireland fan ‘warning’


Despite Ireland rugby fans warning them not to mock their historic struggle song, Springboks supporters belted out their infamous “Rassie remix” at Loftus on Saturday,

South Africans paid an ode to the Bok coach, who has helped the national team win two consecutive World Cup titles.

SA beat their rugby rivals 27-20 in the first of their two test matches. They will play again on 13 July in Durban at Kings Park Stadium.

‘RASSIE REMIX’ BLASTS AT LOFTUS

In clips posted on social media, fans at Loftus went wild singing the “Rassie remix” – multiple times.

The song is based on The Cranberries’ Zombie, but the words have been changed to tease the Irish about Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus.

“He’s in your head, in your head. Rassie, Rassie, Rassie”, sang the crowd.

@OMG_ITS_NDABA tweeted: “Seven minutes in. I’ve heard the Rassie song twice now. Going for ten during the game.”

@up_thegutz posted: “I bet Ireland wishes they never sang that song now. The Saffa trolling of that song is elite.”

Ahead of the game, Ireland rugby supporters appealed to South Africans not to “disrespect” their country by singing the song.

Rugby TikToker The Leincester Guy posted: “It’s a song about two kids that were killed in a bombing. Don’t make it about your coach”.

Like many Saffas, Rassie was quick to troll his opponents this week by posting a clip of Springbok supporters singing the song.

Will the Springboks sing the song again in Durban next week?

WHAT IS THE CRANBERRIES’ ‘ZOMBIE’ ABOUT?

According to the Irish News, The Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, wrote Zombie as an anti-terrorism and anti-IRA (Irish Republic Army) song.

Released in 1994, it came months after a bombing in the town of Warrington killed two young children and injured 54 others during The Troubles conflict in Northern Ireland.

O’Riordan told Songwriting Magazine of the song:  “There were a lot of bombs going off in London. I remember this one time a child was killed when a bomb was put in a rubbish bin. That’s why there’s that line in the song, ‘A child is slowly taken.’

Ireland rugby fans have warned Springboks supporters not to make their struggle song about coach Rassie Erasmus.
Images via SA Rugby

“We were on a tour bus, and I was near the location where it happened, so it really struck me hard – I was quite young, but I remember being devastated about the innocent children being pulled into that kind of thing. So I suppose that’s why I was saying, ‘It’s not me’ – that even though I’m Irish, it wasn’t me, I didn’t do it.

“Because being Irish, it was quite hard, especially in the UK when there was so much tension.”





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