Teen punished for using k-word

2012-07-04 11:39
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Johannesburg - A young rugby player who swore at a black coach and called him a kaffir may continue playing rugby - but under strict conditions.

Beeld reported that André Esterhuizen, 18, was banned from playing rugby for one year but the sentence was suspended for six months on the condition that he completed a life skills course.

Esterhuizen was punished for using foul language while swearing at the Potchefstroom Gymnasium’s coach, Thabo Molete, and calling him a “fucking kaffir” ahead of a rugby match between Klerksdorp High School and Potchefstroom Gymnasium.

André May, president of the Leopards Rugby Union, said he felt sorry for Esterhuizen because he was a brilliant rugby player.

“I hope there is a life lesson for him and every player and official in this,” he said in a statement.

Esterhuizen was found guilty of misconduct by a disciplinary hearing and was left out of a team playing in the Craven Week.

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