Kevin Pietersen’s outburst on Twitter has caused an outcry on social media.
The South African-born ex-England star came out on Twitter, slamming Maritzburg College students for airing their political views while in school uniform.
— KP (@KP24) October 13, 2017
His comments caused a stir, with some Twitter users going as far as calling the 37-year-old a racist.
Maritzburg College’s Twitter account responded, asking that the cricketer delete the tweet.
We are aware of it and it is certainly not acceptable to us at all, the school tweeted.
The tweet has since been deleted.
Maritzburg College, Pietersen’s alma mater, responded by announcing the possible suspension of the students, to which EFF leader Julius Malema responded with a Tweet of his own.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) October 13, 2017
Photo: KP Mark Wood/Getty Images