South Africans are sport crazy and rivalries between fandoms can get fierce when it comes to inter-provincial competitions. But when athletes don the green and gold to represent South Africa on the world stage – we know how to stand together.
It becomes a case of “if you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us”. When Chad Le Clos was targeted by cyber bullies after losing to Michael Phelps, South Africans got hot under the collar.
Now that the internet has our star athlete Caster Semenya in its crosshairs – we’re not just hot under the collar but downright furious.
In 2009, 18-year-old Caster suffered the ultimate humiliation when she underwent tests to determine her gender.
Guys please tag me on anyone speaking sideways on Caster. It's time we also forget our manners — Anele Mdoda (@Anele) August 12, 2016