South Africans on social media have been sharing messages of support for Ashwin Willemse after he walked out of a Super Sport show on live TV on Saturday night.
Willemse walked off the set of SuperSport during the analysis of the match between the Lions and Brumbies.
He said that he was labelled a quota player throughout his rugby career. Willemse told his fellow presenters Nick Mallet and Naas Botha that he would not allow the two individuals, who played during the apartheid era, to patronise him.
WATCH: Willemse walks off stage
What Ashwin Willemse addressed is something many people of colour experience. It’s a subtle undermining and condescending approach that is difficult to prove, but you know it when you experience it. Then you’re accused of ‘having a chip on your shoulder.’ pic.twitter.com/bMS3KcVeZG
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) May 20, 2018
Majority of those on social media seem to be supporting Willemse.
Below are some of the most shared tweets on social media on the issue: