Springboks star Ox Nche having cake

Springboks star Ox Nche having cake. Images via Twitter @WoolworthsSA and @LungeloTiisetso

‘It’s Ox Nche, not Thabo’: Springboks fans slam Woolworths’ cake offer

Springboks’ fans have slammed Woolworths for ‘not reaching’ out to Ox Nche, who was offered a one-year cake supply.

Springboks star Ox Nche having cake

Springboks star Ox Nche having cake. Images via Twitter @WoolworthsSA and @LungeloTiisetso

South Africans took to social media on Sunday, 22 October to criticise Woolworths for “communicating” with Springboks player, Ox Nche on Twitter and asking him to reach out.

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‘IT’S OX NCHE WHO LIKES YOUR CAKE, NOT THABO

Woolworths took to X (formely known as Twitter) to sponsor one of the Springboks players, Ox Nche with cake for a year after they beat England 16-15 in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals last Saturday.

The retailer tweeted: “Dear Ox, please reach out to us for a year’s supply of chocolate cake. After last night, it’s a South African priority.”

A Springboks fan @Cmfundisi replied: “Dear @WOOLWORTHS_SA, we like you nhe but have some respect. If you mean this, it is you who must reach out not Ox. This is not some Thabo who likes your cake- it’s Ox Nché,” she said.

CapeTownETC reports that Nche, who is a popular and colourful character, was widely celebrated after the game, with most onlookers clearly stating that he should have been the Man of the Match for the Springboks.

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SPRINGBOKS FANS REACT TO WOOLWORTHS POST

@Viwe_Pobana: “Have they apologised? The audacity to make a national hero, i mean a legend, the destroyer of the English to reach out. Hay Woolworths do better man. Thank goodness my mama didn’t name me Thabo.”

@simphiwezwane07: “It’s a way of reaching him while getting advertising. Nothing wrong.”

@mbele_lnb: “Waitsi, and he must be the one to reach out!!!! No, no, no. @WOOLWORTHS_SA you know where to find him and then supply him with his favourites. Perhaps thereafter even make a small donation towards his local rugby club, to support the players coming up after him

@MNotyatyambo: “But this is them trying to reach him…. why you complaining?”

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