CSA: Retief’s controversial tweet is ‘extremely disappointing’
Cricket South Africa says it takes a strong exception to the tweet, saying he should know better.
JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) says it is extremely disappointed by veteran sports journalist Dan Retief's racial comments on Twitter regarding the Proteas's victory.
Yesterday, Proteas Captain AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 101 to help his side claim victory over England at Newlands during the final one day international in the five-match series.
Retief then tweeted: South Africa carried to victory by two white Afrikaners - politicians and media commentators take note - for what it is worth.
@jwcoetzee SA carried to victory by two white Afrikaners... politicians and media commentators take note... for what its worth
- Dan Retief (@retiefdan) February 14, 2016
The CSA says in a statement that it takes strong exception to the tweet and that it's insensitive and extremely disappointing.
It lashes out at the journalist saying he should know better and that yesterday's victory was only made possible by a team effort.
The journalist has received hate messages on social media, including those who identify him as an outright racist.
One user asked him if he had lunch with Penny Sparrow, the former estate agent who called black people monkeys.
Retief has since apologised saying he is amazed by the reaction to his post and that he was trying to point out that everyone has a role to play in the current racial climate.