Racism: Attack at Springboks game

2008-09-01 00:00

The SA Rugby Union (Saru) is offering a reward of R10 000 to anyone who can identify the perpetrators of a racist attack by three white men against a black woman during Saturday’s Test.

Saru and host union the Golden Lions are pursuing all avenues to identify the three men.

“There were 54 000 people in the stadium enjoying a thrilling Springbok victory, but it takes the racist actions of a tiny handful to sour the occasion,” said Saru president Oregan Hoskins.

Golden Lions and Saru staff contacted the woman to offer their apologies and express their sympathy as well as attempt to identify the individuals responsible.

“They will have friends and acquaintances who saw what happened and we urge them to contact our offices so we can take action,” said Hoskins.

“This kind of attitude has no place anywhere and certainly not in South African rugby.”

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