WATCH: Imran Tahir in heated argument with Indian fans after getting abuse, probe launched
There was an incident of racial abuse during the fourth ODI between India and South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.
South Africa’s Pakistani born cricketer Imran Tahir has alleged that he was racially abused by an Indian spectator at the Wanderers Stadium.
Video footage has emerged of Tahir in an altercation with some spectators in the upper tier of the stands at the end of the fourth ODI.
“I wanna see how he can abuse me,” an enraged Tahir can be seen saying. “Yes, but it’s not right what you’re doing. You’re a South African cricketer,” a woman is heard arguing. “Obviously, that’s why I came. Because he was abusing me. Does he have any manners? I have a family as well,” retorts Tahir. Another man accompanying the 38-year-old says, “He plays for our country and you’re hitting him?”
Tahir then tries to slap away the camera from the man who is recording the incident, before he is whisked away. The security personel at the stadium is then seen trying to calm down the angry spectators.
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Reports have emerged that Tahir was taken to the stands after his initial complaint to authorities. He …read more