Totalsports has decided to remove all images of Springboks Eben Etzebeth from 300 of their shops across the country.
The decision comes after Etzebeth found himself embroiled in a racism controversy.
Despite the controversy, Eben Etzebeth has been a prominent feature in the springboks run to the Rugby World Cup Final.
Totalsports has issued the following statement:
“The media controversy surrounding Eben Etzebeth has been felt keenly in our stores. As a brand, we don’t do controversies, we do sport – so we have made the decision to remove his poster. Without taking sides or passing judgement, we wanted to ensure all customers felt comfortable in our stores.”