At the time of writing this, New Zealand had just experienced it's fifth day in a row of sitting on matchpoint in the America's Cup. To say the nation's collective nerves are getting a little frayed is an understatement. Hence the bizarre (and hopefully funny) rationalisation above.
(Of course, refugees seeking asylum is not a laughing matter. Note my recent cartoon on this one for my views on that topic.)
Meanwhile, it's time to bring the Auld Mug home Team New Zealand! Hopefully nothing will stop your boat in the next race.