We know the ANC masters are not too keen on the poor old Bokkie. Since the timely demise of apartheid the ruling African National Congress has tried to replace the Springbok because they believe it’s a symbol of racially segregated sport.
The king protea has been slapped in the cricket team and we can see why they wither like thirsty flowers every time they hear the word “world cup”.
South Africa’s first ruby captain, Paul Roos, introduced the Springbok in 1906. It was supposed to – and it did – unite unity among English and Afrikaans-speaking players after the Anglo-Boer War.