Springbok fans urged to wear Rassie Erasmus MASKS at Twickenham
Springbok fans heading to Twickenham on Saturday to watch SA take on England have been encouraged to wear a 'Rassie Erasmus' face mask.
Springbok fans who will be making the journey to Twickenham on Saturday, 20 November to watch South Africa take on England have been encouraged to wear a ‘Rassie Erasmus’ face mask during the singing of the national anthem.
The call to do so has gone viral on social media after Erasmus was controversially suspended by World Rugby from all rugby activities for two months – and from all match-day activities until 30 September 2022.
The punishment was handed out by the sport’s governing body after Rassie Erasmus was found guilty by an independent misconduct committee of misconduct for his 62-minute long video critique of the match officials during the British & Irish Lions series.
In addition, Erasmus is required to apologise to the relevant match officials, while SA Rugby were fined £20 000 (over R400 000) – and also need to say sorry.
Both Erasmus and SA Rugby indicated they would be appealing the verdict.
Meanwhile, South Africans residing in the UK – as well as those simply anti-World Rugby – have posted head shots of Rassie Erasmus with directions on how to create a mask.
Kick-off is scheduled for 17:15 SA time.