Cricket SA accepts Dan Retief’s apology
Retief sent out a message on Twitter on the Proteas vs England game, which has been labelled racist.
JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) says it has accepted veteran sports journalist Dan Retief's apology after he posted a racist comment on the Protea's victory over England.
Retief sent out a message on Twitter yesterday after Proteas captain AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 101 to help South Africa to claim victory during the final one day international.
Dan Retief, a sports journalist, comes out the racist closet too. Hope editors decide to not use him again. pic.twitter.com/FRFpdRv5RR— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) February 15, 2016
CSA President Chris Nenzani says they have received an e-mail from Retief apologising to the sports body.
"We have accepted that apology and the matter will be considered as being concluded. We have a national team for all South Africans."
But social media users are not so easily forgiving and are still sending Retief messages calling him a racist.
Retief is a freelance journalist who regularly writes a column for the City Press.
The media house is yet to respond to the matter.
So Dan Retief hey? Has 2016 taught us nothing so far?
- Morne Esben (@Morne13) February 15, 2016
- Omnyama (@thibakoena) February 15, 2016
- Warren (@chipyks) February 15, 2016
So Dan Retief was so desperate for retweets and some serious traffic on his account that he exposed his racist self? Nice try Danny-boy.
- Mmasekepe Matsebane (@DeSportsGuru) February 15, 2016
Dan Retief not Sharks players!!!
Evolution of a veteran rugby player pic.twitter.com/Lyt3V8zRQD
- GS (@glennsp1234) April 19, 2015