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Hilarious fan in stand helps Manie Libbok nail crucial kicks

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Tuesday Jan 2, 2024

In the heart of Cape Town, where the rugby passion runs as deep as the ocean, a local fan decided to take fandom to new heights during the recent Stormers and Sharks clash at the iconic DHL Stadium.

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With the spirit of Manie Libbok’s kicking prowess flowing through his veins, our intrepid fan set out on a mission to showcase his finely tuned or perhaps slightly mis-tuned getting in-the-zone skills.

As Stormers flyhalf Manie Libbok lined up a crucial penalty kick, a new star emerged…. Watching his favourite team, the newly titled “Libbok-in-the-Stands” emerged from the sea of supporters, armed with nothing but enthusiasm and a rather questionable replica of Libbok’s pre-kick routine.

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The unsuspecting crowd soon found themselves torn between the electrifying action on the field and the comedic spectacle in the stands. Our hero’s commitment to accuracy was both impressive and side-splitting.

Not to be outdone, the stadium’s big screen caught wind of the impromptu performance, zooming in on our fan and broadcasting his antics to the delight of thousands.

Despite the good-natured laughter echoing through the stands, our daring imitator remained undeterred, proving that rugby fandom knows no bounds.

As the final whistle blew and the Stormers emerged victorious, one thing was clear: this local hero may not have the precision of Manie Libbok, but he certainly kicked up a storm of laughter in the stands.

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