Social media users were enraged by a tweet UCT posted following the Moses Mabhida Stadium this past weekend.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, South Africans were enraged after a match between the Kaizer Chiefs and the Free State Stars turned into a war zone.
Kaizer Chiefs fans looted the Moses Mabhida Stadium, destroyed broadcasting equipment and brutally assaulted a security guard. It was estimated that the damage done was worth millions.
So, in an attempt to spark conversation, UCT posted a tweet about the incident. However, tweeps were not impressed at how they tried to get reactions.
"Do black people really deserve nice things after the occurrence at Moses Mabhida Stadium this past Saturday evening?", the tweet read.
UCT deleted it soon after, releasing an apology about the 'poor wording' they used to spark the conversation.
"The previous tweet from this account was admittedly poorly worded. We apologise for offending our listeners. Our intention was to put the tweet in inverted commas as this is the impression which we have picked up from social media," they said in a statement, adding the tweet did not reflect their views but "was meant to open a discussion."
However, tweeps already saw the tweet and they held nothing back.
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