After two weeks ago Faf de Klerk had the country giggling with his South African flag swimsuit in the Springboks’ locker room, he has now taken the initiative to turn it into an awareness campaign.
Faf, through an entry on his Instagram page, where he poses in such shorts again, challenged other Springbok rugby players to also pose in their tightest swimsuits to raise awareness about testicular cancer.
“Challenge accepted! Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers among young men. The sooner it is discovered, the faster it can be cured. Look in my stories, or follow the link in my bio to receive important tips on how you can improve your ball skills, ”Siya Kolisi, the team’s captain, wrote tongue-in-cheek on Instagram.
This entry received almost 60,000 hits. The link takes users to the #FafChallenge website. Here, men can learn more about the right ways to detect any abnormalities in their testes.
Meanwhile, the team also responded to the challenge and Cheslin Kolbe, Makazole Mapimpi and Jesse Kriel also posted on social media. “We have to remember to play with our balls,” Jesse Kriel, Springbok outside center, jokingly said in a video and challenged others to pose in their underpants as well.
Provincial players, such as Dillyn Leyds, who plays for the Stormers, also accepted the challenge.
The big men of the team, Duane Vermeulen, RG Snyman and Steven Kitshoff, were also challenged to show their shorts to the world, but these men have not yet shared entries on their Instagram pages.
A lot of entries have already been shared under the #FafChallenge