Modisane believes the scuffle that ensued between Benni McCarthy and Eric Tinkler on the touchline at half-time has instead hogged the spotlight and thus "clouded" Bucs' moment of glory. "It is a concern for me to look at the dailies and we don't have that moment when Lucky Lekgwathi lifted the trophy with the entire team," Modisane tells KickOff.com. "We don't have a double spread on any paper. All that we could see is the negative stuff and that tends to cloud our victory.
"Why do we have to focus on the negatives and not the positives? It is a point of concern and it doesn't warrant any comment from anybody. It is my opinion and I can be proved wrong by the scribes," Modisane says. "We are collecting trophies and we have made history by winning a trophy that has eluded us for so many years and to top it all, we were playing with our 75th anniversary shirt and this team is emulating the team of 1973, so the focus must have been on our victory not the negative stuff.
_quote "Had it been any other team, it could have been different. [But] there is no double spread, there is no front page coverage and there is no team celebratory photo in any of the newspapers.
"I would understand if it was a match that was played all the way to penalties, but people had enough time to meet their deadlines as the match finished in regulation time, but even Monday newspapers are shocking," he maintains. Meanwhile, Modisane has commended the Bucs supporters for their unwavering support. "It shows that the 12th player atmosphere can do wonders ... our fans are part of history and they must always remember that," Modisane concludes.