Mar 22, 2023

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Bishops condemns ‘elitist’ behaviour at rugby match against Wynberg Boys High

Bishops Diocesan College has condemned the actions of its students who belittled their opponents in a recent rugby match against Wynberg Boys High School.

Bishops students threw coins at Wynberg’s 1st XV rugby team on the Opposition supporters defeated Bishops last Saturday.

The game was part of the Wynberg Boys derby series, which was played at Bishops.

The incident sparked a strong reaction across the internet, with many calling it “elitist” behavior.

Speaking to TimesLIVE, Bishops Principal Tony Reeler said the incident, which led to injury and anger, was inconsistent with the school’s core values.< /p>

“An internal investigation is underway and those we identify as responsible for this incident are being treated,” Reeler said.

“This is not representative of most boys, employees, parents or old boys of our school. The small number of students responsible for this incident has embarrassed our broader school community. We sincerely apologize to everyone at Wynberg Boys High with whom we have a longstanding and respectful relationship.”

Speaking to TimesLIVE, Wynberg Boys High said they had received a communication from Bishops that they deal with the incident.

“We prefer not to comment. We did not see or witness the incident, only found out about the incident through the media. We have received communications from the bishops that they are looking into the incident and we trust they will do so,” the school said respect and dignity.

“This behavior has no place in today’s world, where more than ever we need to build communities and work together for the common good,” he said.

The bishops said they will take further steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

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