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.

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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.

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?

#DanRetief can take his apology and stinking thoughts somewhere. https://t.co/gtITUKn6nX

Social media mot for everyonre, ppl need 2 understan that you can think what you want but not saywhatyou want #danretief #pennysparrow

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.

Dan Retief not Sharks players!!!

Evolution of a veteran rugby player pic.twitter.com/Lyt3V8zRQD