Argentinian soccer player was sent off during the Champions League semi-final, and a commentator said it was because of his 'Latino temperament'

Argentinian soccer player was sent off during the Champions League semi-final, and a commentator said it was because of his 'Latino temperament'
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  • A CBS Sports commentator made a racist comment during the Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Jim Beglin employed a racial stereotype when talking about PSG player Angel Di Maria's red card.
  • Beglin said it was due to Di Maria's "Latino temperament."

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.
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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.

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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