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During the UEFA Champions League semi-final game between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, CBS Sports commentator Jim Beglin employed a racial stereotype when talking about PSG player Angel Di Maria’s red card in the 69th minute.
As the match reached a boiling point, Di Maria and Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho scuffled on the sideline when Di Maria went to retrieve the ball for a PSG throw-in.
Once Di Maria got the ball, he extended his leg and stamped Fernandinho’s foot and was swiftly sent off by the referee.
Di Maria walked to the dug-out and CBS Sports commentator Jim Beglin said, “it’s that Latino temperament,” in reference to why Di Maria reacted angrily and stamped Fernandinho’s foot.
Commentating in front of millions in a UCL semi final and this man is gonna say Di Maria’s red card is due to his “Latino temperament”??
— Alekzandur (@Alekzandur) May 4, 2021
Minutes later, Beglin made a weak attempt at walking back the charge, saying that he apologized “to anyone who took offense.” Di Maria is from Argentina.
Manchester City won the game 2-0 at home, advancing to the final with commanding a 4-1 aggregate win over PSG over both legs.
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