Siya Kolisi’s wife‚ Rachel‚ is taking a stand against racist trolls after being plagued with a slew of attacks over her interracial marriage with the Springbok rugby star.
Taking to Twitter‚ Rachel shared a string of hate Facebook messages sent to her from a man named Charles Hermon.
In one of the messages which contained vulgar sexual references‚ Hermon wrote: “Leave Africa and go back to Europe and leave our good men to our own beautiful black women.
“I am sick of seeing this half breed popping out. Don’t need you stealing our men.”
To which she responded: “If it’s such an issue for you why you looking?“
Rachel said she had to take a stand against racist trolls‚ not only for her family but “for many others”.
“Also a lot of good people saying ignore it‚ it’s not worth your time and etc 100% correct there too‚” she tweeted.
“I just feel it is worth my time. Not just for my family and I but for many others. #takingastand.”
Following the tirade of social media abuse‚ Rachel said she would be making her online accounts private.