Cape Town - Newly appointed captain of the Springboks Siya Kolisi recently made South Africa very proud and he’s certainly defied many odds.
So, naturally, supporters have spoken and tweeted about him a lot more than usual, especially his female fans.
One female tweep was answering another tweep’s questionnaire and wrote that even though she wouldn’t pursue someone in a happy relationship, Siya “seems like a type”.
Although Siya Kolisi seems like a type.??— Yonela. (@___Yonela) June 23, 2018
Rachel, Siya’s wife of almost two years, didn’t take kindly to the tweet and responded with, “He’s not ‘a type’. He’s a married man responsible for 4 children.”
He’s not “a type”. He’s a married man responsible for 4 children. https://t.co/HJwOq7079G— Rachel Kolisi (@Rachie52) June 25, 2018
Rachel further expressed her frustration with women she feels don’t respect the fact Siya is a married, family man.
“I watched a local TV show last week where a local ‘celeb’ was encouraging her friend to ‘go after/date/hook up’ with Siya Kolisi. Had to rewind a few times to make sure I heard right,” she wrote in the tweet.
I watched a local tv show last week where a local “celeb” was encouraging her friend to “go after/date/hook up” with Siya Kolisi. Had to rewind a few times to make sure I heard right.— Rachel Kolisi (@Rachie52) June 25, 2018
“Just a side note. I’ve been there for all the good times. But I’ve also been there for ALL the bad times. Honestly this should go without saying. Respect my relationship and woman to woman. Respect me.”
Just a side note. I’ve been there for all the good times. But I’ve also been there for ALL the bad times. Honestly this should go without saying. Respect my relationship and woman to woman. Respect me.— Rachel Kolisi (@Rachie52) June 25, 2018
Siya and Rachel tied the knot in 2016 and have two bundles of joy, and they’re raising Siya’s half-siblings, Liyema and Liphelo, who spent five years in orphanages and foster care in Port Elizabeth after Siya’s mother passed away in 2009.
In an interview with Sports24, Rachel shared how proud she is of the man Siya has become. “He has grown so much as a person and has taken the responsibility in and outside of rugby very seriously.The responsibilities he has at home, coupled with the accountability to his teams and the country is massive, but he is an amazing father, leader and is a great role model.”
Since Rachel’s thread began trending and many users have responded to her comments.
Xhosa girls to Rachel: Ithi “pe”— Mama Ka Nomsa (@SethuIsShe) June 25, 2018
Rachel Kolisi is goals. No time for nonsense?? pic.twitter.com/TQo5NoFjnb— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) June 25, 2018
Rachel Kolisi: "Leave my man alone"— Bae womphakathi???? (@MalkiaMpho) June 25, 2018
Black girls: "Ithi NDICELA" pic.twitter.com/toNhueDtxe
LRTs. Rachel Kolisi is MAAAAADT and she doesn't know gore if we want Siya we will get him through the good and the bad times. pic.twitter.com/1YTBr4scYm— Yellow Beazy ?? (@Basetsana_Pule) June 25, 2018
Rachel Kolisi must teach me. I’m ready to be her student. ????????— Spitch Nzawumbi (@SpitchNzawumbi) June 25, 2018
rachel kolisi is not here to play with y’all lol— IG: foyinog ? (@foyinog) June 25, 2018
The Springboks would have easily won the game on Saturday if they had Rachel Kolisi's defence game tbh.— Jumping Cousin (@lungaxhamela) June 25, 2018
Rachel Kolisi is not here to play...she's coming for all of you???????? pic.twitter.com/BpnuZrY50Q— Amo Sephiri? (@CharitySephiri) June 25, 2018
why are you all so mean to rachel kolisi?— Nechama Brodie ???? (@brodiegal) June 25, 2018
Rachel Kolisi providing leadership on some: pic.twitter.com/bOdl64scSI— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) June 25, 2018
I stan Rachel Kolisi forever ???. You're doing great sis, and don't allow these people to get to you or break you. Love and light ??. https://t.co/7ul6SXAH9q— Durbanite?? (@Siwa_Bebz) June 25, 2018
Being Bonang. It was Lorna ?????? I'm SCREAMING https://t.co/2xwF15pukw— ron swanson (@yamalisa) June 25, 2018