SA Rugby president Mark Alexander told parliament on Tuesday that racism is not prevalent at the grassroots level of the sport.
‘I have a video on my phone which was taken at one of SA Rugby’s youth weeks where several young boys from different backgrounds sing and dance together,’ said Alexander. ‘This tells the story that South Africa has moved on. There was no racism among these boys. We [administrators and politicians] are the racists. We’ve got baggage. The youngsters don’t have baggage.
‘The problem lies with the parents, guys like us, who still carry that baggage. Sometimes we see things we wouldn’t be seeing. The problems start with us.’
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