World Rugby sparks outrage after removing man who live-streamed Tonga – Fiji test

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Paula MOimoi Latu (left) with Tonga Police officers after he was told to leave. Photo/Paula Moimoi Latu

World Rugby officials have sparked outrage online after its officials had removed freelance Tongan videopgrapher Paula Moimoi Latu from Teufaiva stadium this afternoon.

Latu was interrupted by the officials while he was live streaming the first half of the rugby match between Tonga and Fiji and told him to leave.

“Sorry guys i got kicked out by world rugby officials”, Latu wrote on Facebook.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians have defeated Tonga 14- 10.

“What are (sic) punch of idiots kicking you out Paula Moimoi Latu fielau koe ki’i motu si’isi’i ‘atamai si’isi’i hoooiiii annoying”, a commentator wrote.

“F” World Rugby….Sorry Paula Moimoi Latu…thank you for thinking of us overseas…”, another wrote.

“Let’s make a noise in support of this Gentle freelancer, who travels beyond and above just so we Overseas Tongan can get the best seat when it comes to important celebrations back home…koia ai GO THE FIJIANNNN !!!! BULA BULA!”, another wrote.

Latu is well-known to the Tongan international community when it comes to national events in Tonga and important functions within the Tongan communities in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga.

He live streamed them for free using Youtube or Facebook live streaming for the public to watch.

Kaniva News contacted World Rugby and Tonga Rugby Union.

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