South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus left with a red face over graphic pornography on Twitter
South African rugby director Rassie Erasmus apologizes to fans for turning red after retweeting graphic pornography in an apparent ‘hack’… and says he can’t delete the post!
- A porn video has been retweeted on the feed of ex-Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus
- Erasmus claimed that ‘hackers’ are the ones who get it on his feed
- The South African sought help from his 89,000 followers to undo this
- He later claimed the faux-pas was fixed, only to have the video still showing
Rassie Erasmus was flushed on Saturday morning when a video with graphic pornography appeared on his Twitter feed.
Erasmus, 49, blamed “hackers” for retweeting the pornographic material before asking his 89,500 followers for advice on how to delete the retweet themselves.
‘Sorry guys for that inappropriate’ [sic] tweet!!’ he tweeted for the first time.
‘The handle has been hacked!! Really [sic] Sorry about that!! I’m trying to solve it!!! Race.’
Erasmus, South Africa’s rugby director, insisted that he himself had not interacted with XNXN Video’s tweet and that his account had been hacked on Saturday morning, causing him to struggle to delete it.
Guys, the hackers seem to still have the retweet from earlier in some places, although it has been removed and reported on my side. Hopefully my account will be sorted soon. Rassie,” he added.
Despite his claim that the tweet had been deleted, he continued to appear, leading some of his followers to believe that his lack of technical knowledge was preventing him from cleaning up the retweet faux-pas.
Some of his followers went out of their way to explain to Erasmus how to undo a retweet.
Thanks guys and ladies for the advice to undo the retweet!! It’s been removed from my account, but I didn’t retweet it!! The moment I delete it, it reappears elsewhere! Rate the corncern [sic],’ he added.
Rassie Erasmus pointed to ‘hackers’ after pornography appeared on his Twitter feed
South Africa’s rugby director then sought help from followers to get rid of it
It is not the first time that Erasmus’ behavior on Twitter has put him in the spotlight.
In July last year, the Springboks rugby director was accused of using an alter ego on the social media platform to lash out at the British & Irish Lions.
Erasmus retweeted two messages from a user named Jaco Johan, who only had two visible messages on the account.
Therefore, it was widely believed that he was behind the Jaco Johan Twitter account.
That account’s biography said, “I’m Rassie’s voice when he’s too nervous to speak up!” Mind the space – good things are on the way.’ Therefore, there was seemingly no sense of nervousness to tackle controversial issues.
Erasmus has seen his Twitter account come under scrutiny before, with the South African accused of using a burner account called ‘Jaco Johan’ last year to bash British and Irish lions
Erasmus denied fans’ claims that he controlled the account, claiming that Johan was just ‘a big supporter’
Fans were soon convinced that Erasmus was the man behind the account, especially given his first name Johan.
When asked if he uses an alter ego on Twitter, Erasmus flatly denied the suggestions.
“No, I’m not actually Jaco Johan, I’m Rassie Erasmus,” he told reporters.
‘I actually follow Jaco Johan. He is a big supporter of us. He’s been giving me really good clips for a while, stuff I’ve used in the past.
“He’s a very big supporter, a very funny guy and I quite enjoy the things he does.”