This weekend saw the Sharks come from behind to dish out a 47-31 home defeat to the lions, having trailed 24-5 at half-time, but it was events after the match that have raised the most eyebrows.
Racial insults flew as fans filed out of the ground, with the trouble allegedly starting when one man “called a woman a k****r when she did not take kindly to him groping her as rugby fans left the stadium”.
That’s according to eyewitness Sijadu Mzozoyana, who spoke to Times LIVE:
There was an altercation between a white man and a black woman. This gentleman physically grabbed the black lady’s bum. She was upset about it and she slapped him across the face and started screaming at him‚” he said.
Mzozoyana said he then heard the white man say to the woman‚ “shut the f** up you black k****r”.
“He said this more than once. I then walked towards him and asked who is this k****r he was referring to. Before I could get to him‚ a group of white guys came up and stopped me. I didn’t want to throw punches. I wanted to speak to him.
“I wanted to ask what the word meant to him‚ but people started getting in the way‚” said Mzozoyana. “The guy got up and ran away.”
…“I would like to meet the guy and make him understand the extent of racial tensions that exist in this country because of people like him. If people can openly speak in this manner‚ people can be killed because the people you refer to as k****r are our mothers. It (the word) carries more weight than f**k you‚” said Mzozoyana.
Nothing like a little sexual assault mixed in with your racism.
Here’s the footage:
The Lions and Ellis Park Stadium (Pty) Ltd have released a statement saying that they were not made aware of the altercation at the time, adding that “the incident is being investigated and everything is being done to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice”.
Come on, folks, if you’re still using that word then you’re all kinds of stupid.
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