Willemse says SuperSport fallout ‘Rooted in Racism’

Former Springbok wing and SuperSport analyst Ashwin Willemse talks to Eusebius McKaiser in the 702 studio. Credit: EWN.

SuperSport analyst Ashwin Willemse has reiterated his on-air fallout with fellow analysts Naas Botha and Nick Mallet was rooted in racism.

The former Springbok World Cup-winning winger spoke about the incident for the first time on The Eusebius Mckaiser Show on Tuesday morning.

Willemse hasn’t been on television screens following the walkout a month ago following his infamous walkout during a live broadcast, accusing fellow analysts Botha and Mallet of patronising and undermining him.

The sports channel recently announced findings of an investigation into the incident saying there was no racism involved. Willemse has since considered taking the matter to the Equality Court.

He says he’s been very clear on the matter.

“I’ve been very clear to SuperSport. Even before I knew the information that came out and was now revealed in Vincent Maleka’s report. I was clear to them that I believe that this incident was rooted in racism.”

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