Coenie Oosthuizen has allegedly assaulted a man in a Bloemfontein bar and could face legal action.
Die Volksblad reports that Oosthuizen allegedly stepped between two men who were arguing inside the bar Barba’s, and proceeded to shove one of the men. He then threatened the man and later knocked the man to the ground.
‘We weren’t even out the door when Coenie came from behind and threw a punch at my friend,’ the other man told the newspaper. ‘When he fell, Coenie sat on him and hit him repeatedly.’
The owner of Barba’s has confirmed that the two men involved in the original argument had been asked to leave before Oosthuizen stepped in.
The man who was allegedly punched by the Cheetahs prop said he will look at Barba’s security camera footage before deciding whether he will press charges. Meanwhile, the Cheetahs coaching staff has said that it knows nothing of the incident and have been unable to contact Oosthuizen.