Is the South African Tourism Board deliberately opening old wounds for the Republic of Ireland?
No, it’s not possible
OTP cannot say for certain what the good people of the Republic of Ireland did to offend the South African Tourism Board, but we do know that this retaliation is a little close to the bone. In case South Africa was in hibernation at the time, Ireland failed to qualify for this summer’s tournament under pretty controversial circumstances.
The wisdom of their new tourism advert has to be questioned then. The basic storyline seems to be that an Irish bloke is travelling to South Africa and decides to take in some World Cup action. And the tagline? It’s possible. Erm, no it’s not (just ask, Sepp).