American football team use “E Papa Waiari’ as motivational song

E hoki mai ana te waiata o "E Papa Waiari" kaua ki ngā rārangi waiata, engari kē hei waiata hikihiki whutupōro i Amerikana.  Kei te mātakina anōtia te waiata horapa i ngā pae papori, mei kore ake te kapa o Mt. San Antonio Kāreti i kapo ake i te waiata hei mea whakaaweawe mā rātou.

Neke atu i te toru mano tāngata kua mātaki i tēnei kiriata o tēnei waiata tawhito nō Aotearoa.

He oriori Māori no onamata e tawhito ake ana i ōna kaiwaiata nei, e ai ki a Sateki i rongo kaha ai te kapa katoa i te wairua o te waiata.

“The boys they just sing a lot of hymns from church and so I was just thinking about one song that we could relate to everyone. When they sing the song feel they gain the power that we have when we're on that field.”

I rongonui ai a 'E Papa Waiari' i ngā tau waru tekau i te pēne Herbs ka waiatangia i te taira reggae. E ai ki te tauira Kelstons Boys o mua, he whakamanamana, whakahoki mahara  hoki ki te wā kainga.

“I miss Auckland man, but singing this song too it's like my people back there, so yeah it does kinda help with that feeling too like, home away from home and with all these guys respecting the song and taking the time to learn it and singing it with a lot of heart it's get to me and I appreciate it a lot.”

He waiata e noho tapu ana mō ngā tukinga anahe.