South African Actor Calls Black People Baboons After Moses Mabhida Stadium Violence
Rajesh Gopie is in hot water after racist Facebook post.
On Saturday evening, at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals. This led to Chiefs fans getting violent, vandalizing stadium property and broadcasting equipment.
A graphic video of Chiefs fans assaulting a security guard made rounds on social media. 18 people have been reported to be injured from the incident.
South African theatre actor Rajesh Gopie, just like most of us, wasn't impressed by the actions of the Chiefs fans. He took to his Facebook to condemn the incident, in a way that, well, actually didn't help.
Tonight e moses mabhida stadium#NedbankCup#OurPerfectWedding#TheQueenMzansi#Uzalo#Isibaya#BecomingMrsJones#chiefs#Stevekompela #mosesmabhidastadium@Official_SABC1#sabcnewspic.twitter.com/gIk0FB34Pv
— Sbonelo mjweni casanova🇿🇦 (@sbonelo_mjweni) April 21, 2018
#KaizerChiefs Scenes from last night's chaos at #MosesMabhidaStadium. Chiefs fans stormed the field, attacked guards & damaged equipment afte the team lost 2-0 to Free State Stars. pic.twitter.com/HkVtNxpjve
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 22, 2018
Gopie posted: "Yah, and the Baboons like soccer too much so they want to play with human heads." He deleted the post after the inevitable backlash in the comments section.
Gopie has since deleted the post. As expected, Black Twitter responded.
So actor Rajesh Gopie had this to say about the violence at the Moses Mabhida stadium. Baboons, baboons, baboons. So what must happen now! pic.twitter.com/LyuwXZSxFm
— Athandiwe Saba (@Athi_Saba) April 23, 2018
sad truth is #RajeshGopie comment represents many views. some indians are very covert racists.i tweet my reality. pic.twitter.com/v7xhyYMykw
— welile (@Welile_Jiba) April 23, 2018
A new Racist following in the footsteps of Ghandhi has resurfaced. Let's make this MF trend #rajeshgopie
— The Comforter (@Clipastro) April 23, 2018
Holy cow we still have a long way to go. This is no proper way to vent #RajeshGopie#Racism
— Moses (@maimelemoses) April 23, 2018