A video of a woman jumping on Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi and trying to kiss him during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in East London has gone viral. The Springboks touched down in East London on Saturday evening for their final leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
They were welcomed by scores of ecstatic rugby fans at East London’s King Phalo Airport. The back-to-back world champions crisscrossed various areas on Sunday, with the trophy culminating with a stop at city hall.
Eight current Springbok players hail from the Eastern Cape, including Elton Jantjies, captain Siya Kolisi, and veteran Frans Steyn.
The video shows a woman jumping on Siya Kolisi and trying to plant a kiss on him.A police officer is seen intervening promptly, stopping the woman.
The incident took place in front of a jubilant crowd of fans who had gathered to celebrate the team’s historic victory. The video quickly garnered mixed reactions from viewers around the world. Some found the incident amusing and endearing, considering it a moment of pure enthusiasm and celebration.
Others, however, stressed the importance of maintaining appropriate behavior and boundaries, especially in public events where the safety and comfort of athletes should be prioritised.
East London ladies never disappoint, ooh yhini u Siya kolisi 😭🤭 pic.twitter.com/QU5vpyAHrY
— Anele Fumba 🇿🇦 (@Anelefumba) November 5, 2023
Source: The south african
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