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Di Maria victim of racism

The red card received by Angel Di Maria earned the Argentinian a racist comment on American television.

Among the players of the PSG the most visible in the first leg against Manchester City, Angel Di Maria this time passed completely through, Tuesday, on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium. Not very inspired offensively, he wasted a big opportunity to equalize before giving in to the nervousness. Pressured by Fernandinho, who multiplied the small faults and provocations throughout the meeting, the former Madrid player took off.

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While recovering a ball out of touch, the native of Rosario voluntarily crushed the foot of the Brazilian midfielder. A bad gesture made a few meters from the referee, who did not hesitate to issue a red card, destroying the last (slim) hopes of qualifying. Obviously frustrated, Angel Di Maria then let his anger explode, sending a few “Son of a bitch” bound for the Mancunian captain.

This will serve as a lesson for me

The bloodshot of the Parisian n ° 11 had other consequences. Jim Buglin, who was commenting on the meeting for CBS, in fact considered on the air that the Argentine had been caught by his “Latin temperament”. A comment for which the American journalist quickly apologized on the air. “When Di Maria was kicked out, I described him using the Latin word. To anyone who felt offended, I apologize, he thus confided. I sincerely apologize. “

And the 57-year-old commentator reiterated his apologies on social media after the meeting. “I apologize for my culturally insensitive remark. I wrongly used a racial stereotype. It was inappropriate and unacceptable Words have meaning and I totally understand the gravity of what I said when Angel Di Maria was kicked out. That will serve as a lesson for me ”, he wrote.

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