Former Bafana Bafana player Mark Fish has felt the wrath of tweeps after one of his tweets went down in flames on Wednesday

The SA soccer player evoked a strong reaction on Twitter after he posted: “If you stand for nothing, you will fall for everything….All Lives Matter”.

It was the latter – a direct snub of the Black Lives Matter movement – which caught Black Twitter’s attention and saw him top the trends list.

#MarkFishMustFall also trended among tweeps who called for the national icon to be publicly shamed.

Following the backlash, Mark posted more tweets defending his actions, and insisting he was “not a racist”

“Sorry to offend many people…I certainly am not a racist but I am a firm believer in all people matter so all lives matter,”, followed by; “I see my inbox of a lot of hate but always know…all lives matter …know matter where we come from!”


Take a look at how tweeps reacted to the controversial tweet:

A number of high profile stars have also responded;