Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has hit out at his critics for the 'humiliating' comments posted about him on social media.
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The Buccaneers striker has failed to find the back of the net in his last three matches, coming in stark contrast to his previous form this season, where he bagged eight goals to sit joint-third in the goal-scoring charts.
However, the fickle nature of South African supporters has led to vast criticism of Erasmus' current drought, leading to the forward feeling the need to defend himself and his career path.
“Sometimes it's hard to not respond to these comments. It's sad to read those comments,” the 24-year-old told Soccer Laduma.
“People don't understand that it's not easy being a professional footballer. I have a God-given talent and for me to be doing what I do comes naturally.
“It's not something where you just roll up and decide you want to be a professional footballer. You do it because you are born to do it and for people to just say what they say humiliates me.
“When you have a normal job and you are not reaching your targets, who comes and tells you that you are a cow?
“Everybody can see what I do. For me it's about people who just want to say bad things about other people.”