pic6904. Springboks v Oxford University

pic6904. Springboks v Oxford University

The South African Springbok rugby team played Oxford University in the first game of their 1969/70 tour of Britain and Ireland on 5 November. The game was moved from Oxford to Twickenham after the police found out about plans to disrupt the game. This photograph shows Peter Hain being carried out of the ground. Throughout the game demonstrators taunted the players with Nazi salutes and chanted ‘Sieg Heil’.

Category: Sport
Holding Institution: Private collection
Date/Year: 1969