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Sky Promises No More Post-Haka Advertising During Lions Tour

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

Reaction from rugby fans "forced a u-turn by Sky Television" after it "came under attack" for screening a commercial between the end of the All Blacks' haka and the kickoff of Saturday's first test against the British & Irish Lions, according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Viewers took to Facebook t...

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