SuperSport to 'look into' stunning Ashwin Willemse set walk-off
Cape Town - SuperSport have posted a tweet confirming they are "aware of the on-air incident" that stunned listeners on Saturday evening.
SuperSport went on to confirm that they are "looking into the matter".
WATCH: Ashwin Willemse walks off SuperSport set after disagreement with Nick Mallett and Naas Botha
In sensational scenes, SuperSport analyst Ashwin Willemse walked off set following an apparent disagreement with fellow presenters Nick Mallett and Naas Botha.
The incident happened following the Lions' 42-24 win over the Brumbies at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. While it's not clear what led to Willemse's obvious unhappiness, the former Lions and Springbok wing spoke of being labelled a "quota player" and refused to be "patronised by two individuals who played in an apartheid / segregated era".
Willemse went on to say he "can't work with people who undermine other people" and that he was "glad it happened on live TV so that people can see".
SuperSport host Motshidisi Mohono called the incident "unfortunate" as Willemse put down his papers and walked off camera.
In a matter of minutes the video clip went viral on social media.
Willemse, 36, played for the Springboks between 2003 and 2007, scoring five tries in 19 appearances.
In 2003 he was named SA Rugby Player of the Year, Young Player of the
Year and the Players’ Player of the Year at the end of that season -
despite only turning 22 a few months earlier.