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Springbok Faf de Klerk has launched his new swimwear line Faffies.
Images via Instagram:
@faffies.official

Springbok Faf de Klerk secures the bag with cheeky swimwear line

Springbok Faf de Klerk has launched his own swimwear line Faffies, sporting his signature SA national flag briefs…

springbok, faf de klerk

Springbok Faf de Klerk has launched his new swimwear line Faffies.
Images via Instagram:
@faffies.official

Springbok Faf de Klerk will be laughing all the way to the bank after the launch of his cheeky swimwear business called Faffies, capitalising on his love for the national flag.

The pint-size scrumhalf is known for wearing the pattern of the South African flag on his undergarments, particularly in the celebrations that followed SA’s Rugby World Cup wins in 2019 and 2023.

FAF DE KLERK LAUNCHES FAFFIES SWIMWEAR

On Youth Day, 16 June, Faf de Klerk officially launched his business, Faffies. The swimwear brand, which currently caters to men and young boys, features swimming briefs with the national flag print and ones with the Springbok emblem on them.

According to its Instagram account, the business’s online store will open next month.

The Springbok’s side hustle is a no-brainer, considering his numerous appearances in his SA flag-inspired underwear.

As he did in 2019 while meeting Prince Harry, the pint-sized star pranced around in his undies following the Springboks Rugby World Cup win last year – even greeting guests like Roger Federer and Princess Charlene in them.

A few days later, Faf – wearing his itsy-bitsy bummies – and the rest of the Boks greeted fans at the FNB Stadium.

He’s even worn them in advertisements for Budget Insurance, for whom he is an ambassador.

CAN THE NATIONAL FLAG BE PRINTED ON UNDERGARMENTS?

According to a government directive, there is a strict protocol regarding the SA national flag. This was revisited during the DA’s controversial Burning Flag advertisement, which aired last month.

Faf de Klerk has influenced many others with his speedo. Images via X/Instagram: @LanceTheWitten/@fafster09
Faf de Klerk has influenced many others with his speedo. Images via X/Instagram: @LanceTheWitten/@fafster09

A few do’s and don’ts include:

The flag must never be allowed to:

  • Touch the ground or floor.
  • It can be used as a tablecloth or draped in front of a platform.
  • Be manufactured or used as underclothes, bath and floor mats or any similar demeaning application.
  • Displayed or flown upside down
  • Be used for any commercial advertising in a manner that will distort or show disrespect to the flag.

The flag must always:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect
  • Positioned on the right, as this is the position of authority