What happened to Keegan?

2016-10-20 06:00
                                          Photo: facebook A photo of the Keegan incident has gone viral in a number of funny memes.

Photo: facebook A photo of the Keegan incident has gone viral in a number of funny memes.

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WHILE some people continue to share the memes, videos and jokes on Facebook about a fight that broke out between a group of young men from Tongaat, some people don’t see what the hype is all about.

If you tuned in to Lotus FM on Tuesday night and East Coast Radio on Wednesday morning, you would know by now #warrapen to Keegan.

For those who have watched this clip and have practically become hostage to the shares its gained, because it’s flooding just about every Facebook user’s newsfeed, you can’t deny it is hilarious.

The clip starts off with one man beating his friend at what seems to be the start of a braai.

Another friend intervenes and in true Indian slang asks Keegan, who is beating his friend senselessly: “Warrapen­ Keegan? We all bras here. Warrapen?”

Let me start by breaking down the word “warrapen”.

It simply means “what happened”, but because Indians generally speak very fast, it often comes out as “warrapen”.

The word “bras” in this context means “friends”.

So the friend who intervened was simply trying to establish why the fight occurred in the first place since they are all friends.

Now there seems to be two Keegans in this clip because we hear someone say: “Ay vy way from here Keegan”, probably the cameraman or someone standing close to him.

That means “go away Keegan”.

For the grand finale of the clip, one of the friend’s shoes caught alight. He was so engrossed in watching the fight that he didn’t notice he was standing on a piece of coal.

This clip has even been re-enacted by three men with balaclavas on, who are making a fool of Keegan and his friends.

Keegan told Darren Maule that he isn’t a troublemaker and only hit his friends because he said something he was not supposed to say.

The braai stand toppled over in the rush and one of his friends stepped onto the burning coal and his shoes ended up getting burnt.

He told Maule that the shoes could not be saved and that he’s become so famous that his family and friends have requested his autograph.

In a nutshell, that’s what Facebook users went crazy over this week and it’s not so much the video that had everyone in stitches, it was the memes.

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