SA Defends Springboks' RG Snyman After X User Accuses Him of Having Eugene Terre’Blanche Tattoo

SA Defends Springboks' RG Snyman After X User Accuses Him of Having Eugene Terre’Blanche Tattoo

  • South Africans took turns roasting an X user who accused Springbok player RG Snyman of having a racist tattoo
  • The gent posted a picture of the tattoo, which, in truth, was an inked artwork of a Viking man on the player's arm
  • Netizens did not take his claims lightly and put him in his place

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An X user was taken to task for accusing RG Snyman of having a tattoo of Eugene Terre'Blanche
Netizens defended RG Snyman after being accused of having a Eugene Terre'Blanche tattoo. Images: Alex Livesey - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images and Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
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An X user who accused Springbok player RG Snyman of having a tattoo of the late AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was taken apart by netizens. The gent took a picture of Snyman at the world cup and claimed that a tattoo on his arm belonged to the famed AWB boss. Netizens did not take kindly to his accusations and thoroughly shut him down for his claims.

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X user accuses RG Snyman of racist tattoo

@AlienMzansi posted a viral picture on X, viewed over 863K times. The picture shows RG Snyman posing for snaps after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup. The man captions the image thus:

“I hate to agree with Malema, but this dude literally has a Uegene (sic) Terre’Blanche tattoo.”

The image has an arrow pointing toward the tattoo in question. View the tweet here.

Tattoo is a Viking tattoo

This allegation was unfounded. A close-up of the tattoo revealed that the tattoo of the player who belonged to the Springbok squad that clinched the World Cup was that of a Viking. Another netizen shared a screenshot taken from @onetatootony on Instagram. The picture, posted in 2019, reveals that the tattoo is that of a Viking. View the post on Instagram here.

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South Africans drag him on X

Netizens dragged the tweep for trying to stir controversy with his tweet.

iScathulo SePhara said:

“This is why we need to develop the public school syllabus. We need a subject called “logical thinking” and another subject: “how supporting EFF damages brain cells.”

uSthembiso remarked:

“Can’t even spell Eugene. How would you know what a Viking-inspired tattoo looks like?”

Chris suggested:

"Get a life."

Ntshieng wrote:

“Ever since the Springboks won, you guys have been so desperate to be woke and have some Steve Biko moment here on Twitter.”

Skhumbuzo suggested:

“Go get a tattoo of Mandela and go play rugby.”

Benzito fumed:

“I wish he could sue you for spreading lies.”

Woman tries to kiss Siya Kolisi

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a woman tried to kiss Siya Kolisi on the World Cup Trophy tour.

The woman went viral on social media after she was in the company of the World Cup winners, who were sharing the Webb Ellis Cup with the nation. The woman was removed from the players, and South Africans were disgusted by her.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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