Sports protests through history

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On the day the ruling has come down from the IRB over the Springboks' "Justice 4 Bakkies" armband protest, it's opportune to look back at some of the times when sports events have been disrupted by protest action.

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In the Boks' armband-wearing case, the match against the Lions went ahead unaffected. But on many occasions, a protest has caused the postponement, or indeed the cancellation, of a sporting event.

Here's a look back at ten times when controversy reared its head on the sports field.