UCT Radio has come under fire for asking its Social Media followers if "black people deserve nice things," after violence erupted at a Kaizer Chiefs game at Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend.
A security guard was one of several people who was injured when angry fans invaded the pitch after a game between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars and caused damage that is estimated to amount to millions of rands.
Safa issued a statement earlier this week condemning the violence and calling on police to take strong action against the hooligans.
While the nation was still talking about the violence, UCT Radio's Twitter account sent out a message on Tuesday night to promote a conversation about the incident.
The station removed the post and soon after issued an apology for the wording of the Tweet.
"The previous tweet from this account was admittedly poorly worded. We apologise for offending our listeners. Our intention was to put the tweet in inverted commas as this is the impression which we have picked up from social media," they said in a statement.
They added that the tweet did not reflect their views but "was meant to open a discussion."
Those black people do not represent the whole black nation. #UCTRadio pic.twitter.com/MqOO3RXDGI— Duduzile (@duduzile_silver) April 24, 2018
They were immediately criticised for the tweet, with followers and celebs like Thembisa Mdoda sharing their surprise over the question and called for a boycott of the station.
banye nyi pic.twitter.com/LPGcsd04wd— Not Yet Uhuru (@AurieBevu) April 24, 2018
The audacity of this tweet !— Indira mayisela (@artindira) April 24, 2018
We are being tested stru... pic.twitter.com/E0RAelO8DV— Dolly Layla Majozi (@Diva_Inco) April 24, 2018
Banye right there pic.twitter.com/JwuFvMgVMG— amànda_lioness🍑👑 (@_MishyMishie) April 24, 2018
pic.twitter.com/SI4Oi5KJJL— Zimnandi🌸 (@_Music103) April 24, 2018
Wakanda shit is this???? pic.twitter.com/lPvzQWmgYC— Tiro Mphothe (@TiroMphothe) April 24, 2018