"Quota Squad" Springboks cake lands retailer in hot water

"Quota Squad" Springboks cake lands retailer in hot water

- On Sunday, a social media user posted a photo of a "quota squad" cake on Twitter

- The tweep, @PhumiHlati, revealed the cake was on sale at a Checkers store

- Checkers has since responded, blaming one employee for the disaster

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On Saturday, the Springboks faced off against the All Blacks. The SA team ended the game with a draw against the mighty New Zealand side.

While many applauded new scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies for scoring the levelling try, others were stunned by a photo.

On Sunday, Twitter user @PhumiHlati posted a photo on the social media platform which showed a Springboks-inspired cake.

Briefly.co.za gathered the cake sported a Springboks logo and the words "Quota Squad" on it.

"@CheckersSA any response," he captioned the photo.

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Checkers has since released a statement, distancing itself from the message on the cake. According to the local retailer, it was a "bad decision" on the side of a bakery employee.

The photo understandably sparked a negative reaction online and Mzansi pointed out that the employee represented the retailer.

Ryan Dobbie, who goes by the Twitter handle @Ryan_Dobbie, commented: "Just curious, will there be repercussions regarding the employee that made the cake? Not sure you are allowed the comfort of distancing yourself from this given that employees are representatives of your brand and what you stand for surely?"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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