Faf ‘loses his tem­per’ with fan

CityPress - - Sport - ED­UAN ROOS sports@city­press.co.za

The Proteas’ frus­tra­tions over los­ing the cur­rent test se­ries against Eng­land boiled over last week.

City Press’ sta­ble­mate, Rap­port, has learnt that se­cu­rity guards had to in­ter­vene last Satur­day evening when an “abu­sive” spec­ta­tor and South African bat­ting star Faf du Plessis al­most came to blows shortly af­ter the last day of play in the third test.

The Proteas lost the test at the Wan­der­ers in Jo­han­nes­burg by seven wick­ets af­ter be­ing skit­tled out for a mere 83 runs in their se­cond in­nings. The de­feat also meant the team lost its top po­si­tion on the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil’s rank­ings.

Ap­par­ently, the Protea play­ers were get­ting into the team bus when a dis­grun­tled spec­ta­tor be­gan in­sult­ing them in Afrikaans from a box close to the dress­ing room.

The man ap­par­ently in­sisted, among other things, that the South African play­ers give his money back af­ter their poor per­for­mance. Al­though most of his team-mates ig­nored this, Du Plessis could not stom­ach the mock­ery and chal­lenged him to come down to the team bus.

Zu­naid Wadee, the Proteas’ se­cu­rity chief, ap­par­ently went up to the man and started “pulling him around”.

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