A Bloemfontein Celtic player found himself in hot with the South African National Defence Force for a video that he posted on social media last week…
Tebogo Potsane, who has played 14 Absa Premiership games for Siwelele this season and scored once, made an error in judgement when he impersonated an SANDF officer during lockdown in a video he put online where he says that he will ‘show you no mercy’.
In the video he is seen to be saying, "You see, those who would be busy roaming the streets while we are busy here. Wait and see what I'm going to do to them… I am training guys, I am not playing around and I'm not going to show you any mercy. I'm going to kill someone."
The club’s media officer insists that the attacker has apologised for his behaviour, and that the uniform belonged to a friend – it was ‘really meant as a joke’.
Speaking to Lesedi FM, Sello Nduna said, “He was not arrested and never had to pay a fine of R10,000. He is at home as we speak. We meet and he was given a warning… Tebogo Potsane apologised to the nation for what he did and he was told to never again be caught impersonating a soldier or police officer.
“I believe he has learned from this, Tebogo is a good boy and the video was meant as a joke there was no malicious intent on his side. The uniform belongs to his friend and the video was really meant as a joke.”
It remains to be seen whether Celtic will take an action on the player for his insensitive gaffe given the state of the Coronavirus pandemic at present.
See the video below: