BoratBreaking news on Stuff tonight – Borat costumes have been banned from the Sevens !

Excuse me? Banned?

They will be turned away this year, Inspector Kevin Riordan told TV3 tonight.

“It’s a family event and there will be children there,” he said, appealing to fans to have “a sense of decency”.

Surely this is over the top – a bit (but not quite) like individually wrapped chocolate fish.

Borat is a universally recognised character. The whole purpose of the Sevens is not to watch the rugby but to get dressed in funny costumes and drink a lot of alcohol.

My message to Inspector Riordan is “Get a sense of humour”.