VIDEO: Cheetahs prop's brilliant take-down of drunk bully
WATCH as veteran Cheetahs prop Schalk Ferreira takes down a drunk bully – an incident that happened in peak-hour traffic in Bloemfontein this week.
Ferreira, 39, told local media outlet OFM that he decided to protect the traumatised family, after a drunk man jumped on their car in early morning traffic in the Free State capital.
Footage of the incident went viral, with Ferreira applauded for his role in resolving the matter.
In a video posted by OFM, a man is seen stomping on the hood of a car – with a traumatised young boy screaming inside the car, while his sister records the incident and his mother tries to calm him down.
Ferreira – who has more than 200 first-class games for Western Province, the Stormers, Southern Kings, Toulouse and the Cheetahs – emerged from his own vehicle and asked the man to get off the car, before warning him of the consequences if he doesn’t.
Ferreira grabbed the man by his leg and flung him to the ground.
This all unfolded when the prop was en route to drop his own daughter off at school.
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“I just watched him, and when he got on [the hood of] the car and started kicking, I read the family’s body language and saw the boy started crying,” Ferreira told OFM.
“Then I decided to get out of my car and do something.
“At 07.15 in the morning, you don’t expect this at all – for an intoxicated person to start banging on people’s car windows and to suddenly start jumping on this poor woman’s car.”
He explained that he knew the man was intoxicated and was glad that everything worked out.
“At least everything worked out well,” Ferreira added.
“I know if it were my wife and kids, my friends would have done the exact same thing. Families are important to us. You will do anything to defend them.”
Source: OFM sport