bongi mbonambi, tom curry, the kiffness

The Kiffness has poke fun at claims made by Tom Curry against Springbok Bongi Mbonambi.
Images via Twitter: @thekiffness

‘Play for his kant-ry’: The Kiffness trolls Tom Curry, celebrates Bongi Mbonambi

The memes keep coming! The Kiffness was the latest South African to call out Tom Curry for his claims against Springbok Bongi Mbonambi.

bongi mbonambi, tom curry, the kiffness

The Kiffness has poke fun at claims made by Tom Curry against Springbok Bongi Mbonambi.
Images via Twitter: @thekiffness

Like many South Africans, The Kiffness is not impressed with Tom Curry’s allegations that Springbok Bongi Mbonambi hurled a racial slur at him on the pitch.

And like many rugby supporters, he’s taken to social media to make light of Curry’s claims.

The England rugby player alleges that the incident occurred between the two countries during last week’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final game. He also claims a similar incident occurred last November during a test match.

However, South Africans have rallied around Bongi – who has made the squad for the RWC finals – stating the incident was simply a case of being lost in translation.

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On Thursday, 25 October, World Rugby dismissed Tom Curry’s allegations against Bong Mbonambi, citing “insufficient evidence.”

Shortly after, the Springboks revealed their squad for their Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday, 28 October.

Making the squad was Bongi, who has received support from SA Rugby, Minister of Sport Zizi Kodwa, and the public at large.

Throughout the week, many South Africans have poked fun at Curry’s claims that Bongi called him a “white c**nt” – likely mistaking it for the Afrikaans phrase “wit kant.”

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The Kiffness also had a go, tweeting: “Happy to see that Bongi gets to play for his kuntry this weekend.”

Earlier this week, The Kiffness called Tom Curry and England Rugby out for seemingly trying to sabotage the Springboks and Bongi Mbonambi.

He tweeted: “Here’s my hot take on the “wit kant” debacle:

“Curry knew what he was doing. There’s no way he thought that was an insult directed at him from Bongi. His complaining to the ref was a cheap shot. 

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“World Rugby knows it’s a non-incident but are ‘reviewing’ it because they have to appease higher powers.

“English media know it’s a non-incident but are milking it because that’s what sells clicks.”

Many followers agreed with the Cape Town muso’s stance..

@Colt451212750: “Also an attempt to derail our prep for the final.”

@cryptoaitech: “I believe the same thing. It was all planned.”

@TracyLondon17: “I’m waiting for the apology…..probably be waiting forever”.

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Meanwhile, Bongi Mbonambi has denied the allegations levelled against him, according to a statement by SA Rugby.

It read: “Bongi Mbonambi is an experienced, respected and decorated Test player and, needless to say, denied the allegations from the outset. SA Rugby has absolute faith in the honesty and integrity of Bongi.

“The team’s focus remains, as it has throughout the week, on Saturday’s match against New Zealand.”