Blues skipper James Parsons has backed his teammate Sonny Bill Williams over the All Black's objection to wearing the Super Rugby franchise's jersey with sponsors BNZ or Investec logos on it.
On his debut for the Blues last weekend, Williams covered up the BNZ logo placed on both sides of the jersey's collar. For the rest of the Super Rugby season, he will now wear the logo of children's charity Plunket in their place.
"As I say, I just support him in his decision. It takes lot of courage to do what he has done. I feed off that and I admire that. I think good on him," Parsons told 1NewsNow.
"Like I said to a lot of people, I was there to play rugby (last weekend). I didn't even notice it. It doesn't fluster me.
"As long as our sponsors are happy and they seem to be and they are moving forward with a process that excites everyone. We are all excited here at the Blues just to play a bit of footy and get those results everyone is craving."
Asked whether or not all the team should wear the same shirt, Parsons replied: "Not when he's got strong beliefs like that. I support him. He's a teammate and a mate."