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U2 in Auckland: ‘Don’t look back in anger’ – Noel Gallagher taunts All Blacks fans

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has unleashed tongue-in-cheek taunts aimed at the All Blacks and their fans during a gig in Auckland. 

During the opening act of his current band High Flying Birds for U2 at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, the English rocker asked the crowd ‘what happened in the rugby then?’.

“What’s that? You lost?’ he added, in a dig at the All Blacks’ recent loss to England in the Rugby World Cup

“Who to? England?

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Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds playing live at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ.

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Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds playing live at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ.

“You must be pretty s… to be beaten by England.”

In the face of an uproar from the crowd he dedicated his next song to the All Blacks, which turned out to be the 1995 hit Don’t Look Back in Anger

“I’m dedicating this next song to the All Blacks …  I f…… can and I will.”

U2 were expected to take the stage shortly after 8pm.

Roars erupted from the crowd when Gallagher began playing his 1990s Britpop hits.


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