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Injera iconic celebration wrecks Sh9.05m camera

INJERA-SIGN

Collins Injera auditions the camera lens after notching his 200th try at London 7s.

LONDON, May 18- Everyone loves a special celebration when a player reaches a particularly important landmark. 

But Kenyan sevens international Collins Injera may have taken his commemoration of a try a little too far, destroying an expensive camera in the process.

Injera scored his 200th try for his country in a win over Japan at the London sevens at Twickenham, and decided to celebrate by signing a rugby ball.

It was obviously a pre-planned celebration, as he pulled a marker pen from his sock, picked up a ball and wrote his name on it.

However, at that point Injera seemed to get carried away, also signing the lens of a television camera.

Unfortunately, Injera didn’t seem to realise that permanent marker is not suitable for a camera lens, and he had just ruined a piece of equipment worth around £60,000 (Sh 9,055,131).

According to World Rugby, ‘the cameraman was far from impressed… the lens that Injera signed (with permanent ink!) costs around £60,000’.

The try took Injera, who is third in the all-time list of scorers in the sport, to within 30 of leader Santiago Gomez Cora of Argentina.

 

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He said afterwards that he was hoping to catch Cora and become the all-time greatest – although if he does, cameramen everywhere will be worried.

 

-By DailyMail

 

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