And the former Springbok winger has decided not to take SuperSport to the Equality Court, but will instead participate in a Human Rights Commission hearing.
Of the incident, Willemse tells radio station 702: “It’s not a light matter. I see this in the teary eyes of elderly folk who meet me on the streets and say ‘thank you for standing up for me’.
“It’s legitimate pain and so my silence was a case of me allowing the process to unfold up until a point where we can deal with this matter in the appropriate manner and we’ve not been granted that opportunity as of yet.
“I was advised that we should go to the Equality Court but upon reflection I have indicated to my legal team that the Human Rights Commission is there to respect the constitution and the constitution ensures that our human rights are protected.”