For the past few years, Rassie Erasmus has been an active user of social media, which is unusual for someone in his position.
His antics on X, then known as Twitter, have, on the other hand, also resulted in significant problems, such as his past criticism of matchday officials.
On the eve of the Springboks’ World Cup semifinal matchup with England, Rassie Erasmus once more found himself trending on X after acting strangely in his interaction with a well-known “Twitter troll.”
Ben Smith, who is a journalist known for baiting South Africans with criticism or sarcasm, had suggested that there are so many Springbok players competing overseas – as well as South African domestic franchises playing in northern hemisphere competitions – that the Bok team should actually be regarded as a ‘northern hemisphere’ team.
With a meme of a sheep grazing in response, Erasmus said, “At least we’re all South African.” The male journalist was then later referred to as “her” before he was publically ostracized.
The tweet has since been deleted, despite Erasmus’ later apology that he had made a “typo” in response to criticism that it was misogynistic. However, not before numerous people urged the rugby director to once again avoid Twitter.
LISTEN TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE IN RESPONSE TO RASSIE ERASMUS BELOW: