1. The Kennel is saddened to hear of the passing of one of their much loved members (Izzy Forreal).

    Kennelers are invited to pay their respects in the following threads:

    Vale: Izzy Forreal

    Official Site Statement
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

SOB Williams doesn't understand child safety

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by chisdog, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    682
    https://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle...amily-holiday-snap/ar-BBGCd3H?ocid=spartanntp

    People have noticed something deeply worrying about rugby star's smiling family holiday snap
    [​IMG]
    Mirror

    Jon Livesey 3 hrs ago


    [​IMG]© @sonnybillwilliams/Instagram This picture has sparked outrage from some people - can you spot why?
    When cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams shared a snap showing his wife and child smiling on holiday, he probably wasn't expecting a lesson in health and safety.

    But that's what he received from a good number of fans.

    The photograph shows the 32-year-old in the driver's seat of a convertible, with his wife Alana next to him and his daughter Imaan, three, in the back.

    All three are beaming for the camera - but not everyone was happy with the picture.

    [​IMG]© @sonnybillwilliams/Instagram Sonny Bill Williams has been enjoying a family holiday in the Cook Islands. Williams, who has been enjoying a family holiday in the Cook Islands with Alana, Imaan and youngest child Aisha, one, posted the image on Instagram on Sunday.

    And people were quick to point out where the sportsman is going wrong when it comes to child safety.


    Imaan appears to have part of a seatbelt around her, but is not sitting in a child's car seat.

    One person wrote: "Family comes first but no car seats - come on Sonny you should know better."

    Another added: "Car seat is needed for little ones Sonny, never travel without them."

    "No child seat you serious?" asked someone else.

    [​IMG]© @sonnybillwilliams/Instagram Credits: sonnybillwilliams/Instagram Williams, who has represented New Zealand in rugby league and rugby union, has posted several holiday snaps on Instagram while on Rarotonga.

    Lots of other people have lent their support, pointing out that child car seats are not compulsory in the Cook Islands, found in the South Pacific.

    One wrote: "Relax peeps, in the islands speed limit is like 30-40kms/h and never heard of any accidents here in paradise."

    "Kids here don't even wear seat belts, they sit at the back of trucks on aunties and uncles laps," said another.

    Meanwhile, Anthony Mundine, a rugby league player turned boxer, has said it's more than likely that Williams will stay in rugby union.

    He said: "As great as rugby league is, rugby is the world game. Lots of countries play it all over Europe and South Africa, it's massive. I went to South Africa to watch him play a [Super Rugby] game and they had fans waiting outside the hotel room. It's a big thing. It's the biggest sport over there. It's crazy."
     
  2. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    682
    I should add that perhaps that there were no kids car seats available where he was.
     
  3. The Eye

    The Eye Previously The Stalker

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,979
    Likes Received:
    541
    Right on... if its not a law there may not be any demand for them.
    People just love to have a stab when they get the chance to.

    In other news his mrs is a good sort.
    Good work SBW
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. _G-Dog_

    _G-Dog_ Immortal

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    2,392
    Everytime I read about SBW I cant help.but wonder what might have been.. same as Thurston
     
  5. utility half

    utility half Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    4,229
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Dumb prick. The only purpose of his airbag is to protect his smile, because there's nothing between the ears. Fuck the self loving douche and the cash cow he rode in on. Do they have laws in the Cook Islands against parents importing/ using kids safety seats? Sonny is a dumbass. :P
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Questionable Questionable x 1
  6. Gotenks

    Gotenks Immortal Gilded

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    21,390
    Likes Received:
    7,045
    The car seat would make the car look ugly, obviously.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Best Post Best Post x 1
  7. CroydonDog

    CroydonDog Immortal Gilded

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    9,018
    Likes Received:
    2,170
    Attitudes towards child safety vary massively between places.

    My BIL's kids in Thailand just run amok on the back seat. In a country with the 2nd highest road toll in the world. And they think nothing of it. The price if life is so cheap in some places.

    My mate's wife is currently in Mexico visiting her family with their 1.5 year old. She posted a video of him standing on his grandfather's lap, "driving ". All of her friends were posting about how cute it was etc. I know he is fucking livid (as I would be). He may have been putting along, but one impact from the side or front, airbag deploys and boom - Dead kid.

    As a result we will be taking our own child seat when visiting my in-laws after the kid is born.

    In the current case, not using child seats is probably not even thought of by locals, but provided the cars are set up to fit them, I would either insist on one from rental place, or bring my own.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    • Like Like x 3
  8. The Eye

    The Eye Previously The Stalker

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,979
    Likes Received:
    541
    Same mate. How many more gf's would we have in the bank with those two :rage:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Papa Het

    Papa Het <<<<<NOT ALL>>>>> Gilded

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,690
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Agreed
    I'd tap that thang
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Stinky Wizzleteats

    Stinky Wizzleteats Forum Regular Gilded

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    158
    She's OK.

    Face is a bit big for the size of her head though.

    Speed limit in Cook Islands is only 30km/h anyway, 50 outside of Rarotonga.
     
  11. Bob dog

    Bob dog Hectik defence

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    13,060
    Likes Received:
    492
    Maybe he was just driving around the block for the snap?
     
  12. maroondog72

    maroondog72 Kennel Enthusiast Gilded

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    854
    Cars still roll over at 30kph
     
  13. FaceBreaker

    FaceBreaker Immortal

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,259
    Likes Received:
    698
    What he did wasn't illegal in the country he was currently in so this is a nothing article.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Best Post Best Post x 1
  14. utility half

    utility half Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    4,229
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    It's not about legality....it's about child safety. People weren't saying he was a criminal...they were saying he's an idiot....and he is :P
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    1,809
    So I read somewhere the Cook Islands have speed limits of 30 or 40 km/h meaning it wouldn't be too big and impact of they did get in an accident, but I would like to know if the car was in motion when the photo was being taken, or if it was stationary. He should know better.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. KLil

    KLil Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,010
    Likes Received:
    1,164
    Maybe high profiles on an uneven broken road if you hook it dramatically... I'm guessing he was driving a car that is virtually touching the ground.
     
  17. maroondog72

    maroondog72 Kennel Enthusiast Gilded

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    854
    what? They won't roll off a shoulder???
     
  18. maroondog72

    maroondog72 Kennel Enthusiast Gilded

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    854
    While taking a fucking selfie
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. FaceBreaker

    FaceBreaker Immortal

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,259
    Likes Received:
    698
    There’s hundreds of things more dangerous than a child not on a booster seat driving 30k/h around an island.

    I bet half of the dropkicks commenting probably smoke around their kids.
     
  20. CroydonDog

    CroydonDog Immortal Gilded

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    9,018
    Likes Received:
    2,170
    Reminds me of an old saying: just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page