UFC champ Israel Adesanya won the top sportsman trophy last night here in kiwiland.
Tall poppy syndrome is huge here. It fucks with flamboyant poeple like Izzy & society in general.
I think both the tall poppy syndrome & warrior culture both come from a blend of British stoicism & Polynesian toughness.
Now we got this dude modelling designer sunglasses flexing everywhere & nobody can tell him to chill haha