The annual rugby derby between Western Cape schools Bishops College and Wynberg Boys’ High reportedly turned sour after pupils from Bishops allegedly displayed ‘elitist’ behaviour after one of the matches.
According to News24, parents and pupils from Wynberg were left fuming after pupils from Bishops allegedly took to throwing coins at the opposition supporters after Wynberg’s 1st XV rugby side beat Bishops on Saturday.
The match was part of the Wynberg Boys’ High School derby series, held at Bishops College.
One parent told News24 that her 13-year-old son had coins thrown at him and estimated around 50 R2 coins were chucked at Wynberg pupils.
“My son is a little too outspoken and told them to stop throwing daddy’s money around and was then delighted to pick up R6,” she added.
“I’m quite shocked. I think it’s outrageous that the school lets them get away with it. It smacks of elitism and a feeling of superiority that children that age shouldn’t be feeling.”
The incident was first reported on social media, with a parent posting on a Facebook community group.
“My son goes to a well-known, diverse government boys high school in Cape Town. He recently attended a rugby match at a private boys school, where coins and money were thrown at them by learners from the hosting school because they consider our boys ‘poor’. This is something that has happened in previous years too.”
An internal investigation by Bishops into the matter is under way.
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