VIDEO. “He would end up at the red light”: the racist slip of a Spanish television consultant on a Barça star

VIDEO. “He would end up at the red light”: the racist slip of a Spanish television consultant on a Barça star

Un commentateur s’est excusé après un propos offensant envers Lamine Yamal. MAXPPP – MAXPPP

Après la polémique sur ces déclarations concernant Lamine Yamal, le commentateur pour la chaîne espagnole Movistar German Burgos s’est excusé mercredi soir.

Former Atlético de Madrid assistant coach German Burgos, commentator for the Spanish channel Movistar, apologized on Wednesday evening after an offensive comment towards the winger. FC Barcelona Lamine Yamal, who played against PSG in the Champions League.

After seeing footage of Yamal juggling a ball in the warm-up before PSG-Barcelona, ​​German Burgos said the 16-year-old &quot ;would end up at a red light" if his career failed, suggesting he could always juggle begging for money.

A comment deemed "classist"by the Spanish press, recalling the modest origins of the Spanish international, born to a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother and having grown up in the working-class district of Rocafonda, in Catalonia.

"I did not intend to hurt Lamine Yamal "

Diego Simeone's former assistant at Atlético was forced to apologize after both teams boycotted post-match interviews in a show of protest.

"If anyone was offended, I publicly apologize", Burgos said on Movistar. "In these difficult times you have to adapt to everything and that's what we do".< /em>

Later, Burgos released a statement on his Instagram account reiterating his apology: "I did not intend to hurt Lamine Yamal in any way, neither Barcelona, ​​nor the players, nor UEFA, nor Movistar Plus where I work", he wrote.

"I made a joke about his qualities and I praised his virtues, in no case did I talk about ;rsquo;any ethnicity or social class", he defended himself. Movistar also apologized for the comment targeting the new gem of Spanish football, the youngest player and scorer in the history of La Roja.

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