WATCH | ‘Ban ban baby’: Here’s how Rassie Erasmus has been spending his 60-day ban

17 December 2021 - 08:00
By Unathi Nkanjeni
Director of SA Rugby Rassie Erasmus had tongues wagging with his video.
Image: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix Director of SA Rugby Rassie Erasmus had tongues wagging with his video.

SA Rugby director Rassie Erasmus has been “living every day like a Friday” following his 60-day suspension from all rugby activities.

Erasmus is banned from all rugby-related activities for two months after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of misconduct.

World Rugby found him guilty on six charges after he put together a 62-minute video that hit out at Australian referee Nic Berry and TMO Marius Jonker’s officiating during the Springboks’ first Test loss to the British & Irish Lions in July.

Over the past few weeks, he has been sharing his “every day is Friday” lifestyle, entertaining his fans with what he was been getting up to. 

On Thursday, 30 days into the ban, Erasmus shared a video in which he can be seen remixing Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby  “Ban ban baby”.

On day 29 of the suspension, he added another tongue-in-cheek video.

“Day 29 of the 60 days. Starting to feel really positive that this was a very good decision,” Erasmus captioned the video.

“Every day is like a Friday. It’s a terrible ban, hey. Here’s to the weekend,” he said in the video. 

“We’ll handle every day as a Friday because it’s a ban, and enjoy it and just work hard on our discipline and get it right.”

Erasmus also posted a video of him taking a long sip of a Castle Lite with the Xhosa caption: “Aish leBan indiza entloko,kuzobanzima. Mara kuzolunga (this ban is getting to my head. It’s hard but it’s going to be alright).”