After the Sonny Bill Williams logo cover-up caused a stir throughout the world, stuff.co.nz stated that he is “likely to get dispensation to wear a Blues jersey without the logos of two major rugby sponsors.” This happened when Williams taped over a bank logo in his match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
This spread all over the social media platforms with rugby supporters expressing their disapproval and some supporting his decision. Williams’ decision to cover up his logos seems to be on the basis of religion, as he is strong in his Muslim faith and goes against the notion of banks charging interest and fees on loans says stuff.co.nz.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English was highly unsettled regarding Williams’ actions. According to rugby365, English passionately asked why “Williams should receive special treatment when other players were expected to wear the team jersey.”
Additionally, stuff.co.nz states that the bank seems to be objective toward the decision Williams has made. New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and the two sponsors will prepare a statement which will see no issue with Williams' objection to wearing bank logos on his jersey. The Blues were oblivious to the action of taping over the logo. However, the management of Williams reflects self-assurance that the clause was included in Williams’ New Zealand Rugby contract.