Cape Town - Kevin Pietersen has taken to Twitter to lambast Maritzburg College, his alma mater.
According to SA Cricket Mag, the South African born ex-England batsman raised a few eyebrows by tweeting a photo of pupils with banners supporting the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
"Ummmmm, @MaritzCollege - WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? Total disrespect for a once GREAT school! Are you joking?!?! ??????', tweeted Pietersen.
His tweet received numerous responses with many calling Pietersen to task for tweeting the picture and others supporting his view.
Even EFF leader Julius Malema got involved.
'I’m told @MaritzCollege is threatening to suspend these fighters for expressing their political views, we are ready for them. KZN be ready,' tweeted Malema before replying to Pietersen's tweet with 'Whiteness is extremely dangerous when threatened hence the killing of kids in 1976 & you want history to repeat itself, Sies uyasinyanyisa.'
Pietersen was to be the marquee player for the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars in the T20 Global League until it was postponed by Cricket South Africa until 2018 earlier this week.