Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is probably Bafana Bafana's biggest cheerleader, despite the team's losses. So when they beat hosts Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cairo on Saturday, Khune made sure to send a sneaky, but powerful message about the "lack of support".
His comment stirred up a conversation, with many weighing in on his observations.
Saturday's win sees Bafana Bafana face Nigeria in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Here's a snapshot of comments following Khune's tweet.
It's not a factor
That is not important…
— 🇿🇦🍉✌️Prido is a BRAND (@LESUFI_KHUTJO) July 6, 2019
Bro, we trying to win an AFCON knock out match against hosts here. Can we support the team now & leave politics to politicians
— His Excellency (@eemz_em) July 6, 2019
Other countries are able to make their legends present?
Bathong Khune! If these so called legends want to be at the tournament, they’ll go to the tournament. Ain’t nobody stopping them.
— Dumolwakhe Mbobo (@DumolwakheM) July 6, 2019