The former South African football player passed away on Monday night, after he was tragically shot in his car
Marc Batchelor is one of the few players in South African history to have represented the “big four clubs” Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows.
That is the big point the respectful soccer fans want to underline on a tragic night after Batchelor was hit in a suspected drive-by shooting.
We take a look at a few Tweets from the media announcing the sad news. Then there are supporters praying and hoping Batchelor’s soul will rest in peace.
There are also angry posters, who are tired of the number of football stars who have lost their lives in accidents or alleged murder.
This social media reaction is mainly to reflect the growing frustration from around the country on another popular football player who’s lost his life.
Former Bafana Bafana player Mark Batchelor has been shot dead in Johannesburg. Police are at the scene. The motive remains unclear. But initial indications are it appears to be a professional hit. pic.twitter.com/urV3J8vyKx
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 15, 2019
BREAKING Police have blocked off the road leading to the home of former Kaizer Chiefs player Mark Batchelor who was assassinated this evening in Olivedale, Johannesburg #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/3Nlg450DAD
— Chriselda Lewis ™️ (@Chriseldalewis) July 15, 2019
Evil has struck again 💔 #RIP Mark Batchelor pic.twitter.com/AaFPxtTvgp
— Honorable Fiancée 💍 (@Im_Honourable) July 15, 2019
BREAKING NEWS UNFOLDING! Marc Batchelor shot dead in Johannesburg in what appears to be a professional hit by two gunmen on motorbikes outside his home in Olivedale. #RIPMarcBatchelor pic.twitter.com/KvuVEQRDVl
— Gershawn Coetzee © (@gershawncoetzee) July 15, 2019
My heart is shattered for my best friend in this whole world, Warren A Batchelor I love you. I am here for you. I’ll be with you holding your hand for as long and as much as you need it. RIP Marc Batchelor 💔💔💔
— Mandi Strimling (@ravingaway) July 15, 2019
That time our constitution and legal system is protecting the thugs. Criminality more rewarding that humanity. They call it rehabilitation. The benefits of going in are more enticing than poverty of staying out . #marcbatchelor #Ripmarcbatchelor @eNCA @SABCNewsOnline @Newzroom405
— Dzivhani M (@dzivhanip) July 15, 2019
Can our government please prosecute those who misuse social media. The pictures circulating of #marcbatchelor is sad and disturbing. This is inconsiderate and inhumane to him and his loved ones.
— Euline Reid (@EulineReid) July 15, 2019
Rest in Peace Marc Batchelor
— Xoli Zondo (@XoliswaZondo) July 15, 2019
Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates player Marc Batchelor passes away after drive-by shooting.
Story on https://t.co/obBVsgvdMZ pic.twitter.com/dcpxPSS7sZ
— Goal South Africa (@GoalcomSA) July 15, 2019
Cops shouldn’t be stupid…allegedly guys on motorcycles executed #marcbatchelor This is a script from the underworld…remember #CyrilBeeka murders modus operandi… assailants in motorcycles. Just saying!
— Save Our Soul (@14Donmpe) July 15, 2019
Shocking to hear of the brutal killing of Marc Batchelor – thoughts and prayers go out to his family
— Clint Roper (@SoccaClint) July 15, 2019
Marc Batchelor has just been killed. Just drove by the scene. Road is closed. Swarm of reporters on the scene. It is a full on crime scene. That was a hit. No question…
— Refiloe Ramogase (@refiloer) July 15, 2019
Marc Batchelor the footballer:
Played for #Sundowns #Pirates #Chiefs #Swallows amongst others …
How many played for the traditional Big 4? Not many…
Never scared to speak openly & honestly and always available for a quote! Football journalism in the 90s & 2000’s made a joy!
— Neil Greig (@NeilGreigSport) July 15, 2019
RIP Marc Batchelor 🙏🏻
— Kyle Jacobs (@_Kylo) July 15, 2019
South Africa is becoming a war zone,we r no longer safe at all…….R.I.P Marc Batchelor
— Landlord Mphaki (@LandlordMphaki) July 15, 2019
The only man to play for all 4 of SA’s football giants.. RIP Marc Batchelor
— Mosito (@Abu_Bokang) July 15, 2019
Marc Batchelor’s shooting has all the hallmarks of the assassinations that have been happening in Joburg over the past year. Two men on motorbike. Semi automatic weapon. Close grouping. Appears to be extremely professional. Not one arrest in any of these multiple shootings.
— Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) July 15, 2019
Rest in peace Marc Batchelor
— Banele Pikwa (@BanzaRP) July 15, 2019
#RIP Former Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs striker, Marc Batchelor was gunned down in Bryanston, Johannesburg this evening. The reason for the murder is unknown. pic.twitter.com/gMoF5rvV12
— Lance Janari (@UrbanWarriorSA) July 15, 2019
May Marc Batchelor’s spirit rest in peace.
— Pastor Daniel (@Revrend_TD) July 15, 2019