The best of social media reacting to Rassie’s epic video
South Africa director of rugby/ water boy Rassie Erasmus/ Jaco Johan has gone above and beyond this past month to ensure the weeks between Test matches are not dull, and he provided some light entertainment again for the rugby world this week with an hour long video discussing his queries from the loss in the first Test.
As someone who has used social media as a vehicle to get his point across this series, either in person or potentially as the now infamous Johan, he must be aware that a video like this would a receive a backlash online.
On the one hand, there is something about this video that is worrying the public as it set a dangerous precedent regarding the criticism of referees in the future. On the other hand, this has provided plenty of amusement for fans. To be fair, if any coach is going to share a video like this, the jokes write themselves.
This is what has been said on Twitter:
I heard Rassie has contacted Peter Jackson about doing a 6 hour trilogy on Munsters loss to Scarlets in Pro12 final.
— Tom Coleman (@LeinsterRoyalty) July 29, 2021
My favourite bit is when he says “we don’t want to nit pick and show every mistake they made” whilst providing an hour long video of nit picking
— Jacob Ellis (@Jakeellis243) July 29, 2021
The burner account was cool, the press conference was hilarious, but I think I’d draw the line at “feature length documentary about how Nic Berry is bad at his job”
— Roarz (@Roarzz) July 29, 2021
Rassie seems to be at my 4th pint post-match blaming ref stage.
Which is right before my 5th pint post-match, sure it’s only a game stage.
But, it’s 5 days later and he’s a professional coach.
Really not sure what the end game is here
— Stephen Kavanagh (@writt3nw0rd) July 29, 2021
My favourite part of the video was when he kept replaying Daly holding Mapimpi back (fair).
But the same replay kept showing Lukhanyo Am absolutely smashing Henshaw with no arms to knock the ball loose in the first place. No mention of it.😅
It’s rugby, there are missed calls.
— Seán Troy (@Saz_Bbz) July 29, 2021
I was all for Rassie Erasmus’ Twitter antics but I’m not sure about this new Shia Labeouf phase.
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) July 29, 2021
Gatland is living in a 50 story skyscraper inside Rassie’s head
— Jack White (@Jack__Dubya) July 29, 2021
I dont know, first the burner account now the hour long video. Kinda turning into the trump of rugby
— Stuart R Watson (@StuartRWatson1) July 29, 2021
My favourite quote from the #RassieTapes so far apart from Alwyn Jones is “There’s no something, like that’s a nothing.”
— Sportbilly (@sportbillysays) July 29, 2021