"Come say that to me outside the ground, you fing four-eyed c", Stokes appeared to say, according to television footage captured as he left the field and started to climb the steps leading to the dressing room.
I wish to apologise for my language after my dismissal. Soon after the incident, a clip of the same went viral all over the internet and as expected, it drew mixed reactions. "I should not have reacted in that way", Stokes said in a statement after the close of play.
"I admit that my reaction was unprofessional, and I sincerely apologise for the language I used, especially to the many young fans watching the live telecast around the world".
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was fined and received a demerit point for unleashing a series of swear words at South Africa's Vernon Philander while Philander was batting in the second Test in Cape Town.
Kagiso Rabada had to sit out the final Test between the two nations after racking up the last of his demerit points during the third match in Port Elizabeth. Zak Crawley starred with the bat by scoring his maiden Test fifty on a rain-shortened opening day. Level Four offences are the most serious.
After being allegedly abused by the fans, Stokes stopped briefly and launched a furious rant before walking into the tunnel. The sponsors of Test cricket in England are Specsavers, while it is not so long since Stokes helped England win the Leeds Test in partnership with the bespectacled Jack Leach.
Stokes turned to his right and pointed in the direction of nearby fans during the verbal altercation.
England director of cricket Ashley Giles said the tourists had requested for security and stewarding to be enhanced for the remainder of the match.
South African hopes of an England collapse were given a significant boost when talisman Ben Stokes fell to Anrich Nortje for just two, the all-rounder's attempt at a drive seeing him send another straight to Van der Dussen. England have asked for increased security after a number of players and support staff were abused by the crowd.
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