Ignore, the article, look at the picture. The president of our great nation, when photographed, with THE MAN: Victor Matfield, and his colleagues at the Springboks, did not think to ask them to sit down or for a crate to stand on even though the preceding conversation must have been conducted entirely with the navels of the Springboks.
Not so regal and presidential, Jacob. Next time do a Tom Cruise from "Interview with the Vampire"- stand on a crate throughout shooting and insists the session be entirely shot from the waist up. You might look a little less like a tortoise mascot then.