Totalsports tweeted on Monday that it would remove posters of Eben Etzebeth following the racial controversy surrounding the Springbok lock. It said the decision was made to ensure all customers feel safe.
One fan tweeted: “Go woke, go broke! You made money from his poster and now a week before the final you feel it in your stores” -@MichnusO
Fans of all colour of Etzebeth claim the store is biased as the South African Human Rights Commission is currently still investigating him. The SA lock who is still participating in the Rugby World Cup.
This move is seen as a politically correct one, but on social media, it was made clear that the stores would feel the backlash of Etzebeth fans.