Claude speaks out after being dumped by AFTV for racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham

first_imgClaude speaks out after being dumped by AFTV for racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 4:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link401Shares ‘Unfortunately, what’s happened here is a few days ago in the game against Spurs, I made a comment, my only thing was the timing was all wrong when I made the comment.‘It’s caused a lot of offence to Son and all the Spurs fans, and I want to apologise to Spurs fans and Son for that because of the offence it has caused.‘What can I do? It’s caused a lot of offence and I want to apologise because I admire Son as a player. Advertisement Son is subbed off and Claude says “DVDs going off”. The constant casual racism towards Son is a joke— Mo (@thfcmo) July 13, 2020‘I don’t know what to say. I’m going to apologise for that because it’s caused a lot of offence.‘It wasn’t meant in that way. But as it’s caused a lot of offence, and it has, I’m going to apoloigse to you the Spurs fans, and esepcially Son and his family.‘There’s not more I can say than that.‘Me and Robbie have come to an agreement that I’ve come off the channel indefinitely. I have to accept that. Absolutely disgraceful and pitiful response from Robbie and Claude from AFTV. At no point did Robbie point out that Claude made the DVD comment the exact moment Son was being substituted. Glossing over racism once again. Shameful #AFTVOUT #GETOUTOFOURCLUB— Fun With Flares (@Funwithflares) July 14, 2020‘I will punish myself as well, don’t worry about that.‘I don’t want to say any more. I don’t know what to say more than that because it’s caused a lot of offence. It wasn’t meant in that way. All I can do is apologise, I can’t do any more than that. I’m sorry if it’s caused any pain.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Claude would like to say sorry to anyone that was offended by the comment that was made I 100% didn’t mean it in that way but I totally understand why people would get offended. So I sincerely apologise for [email protected] @hm_sin7— Claude and the Bansta’s (@ClaudeBanstas) July 15, 2020 Claude Callegari has been dropped by AFTV after his racial slur towards Heung-min Son (Twitter/AFTV)AFTV’s Claude Callegari has issued an apology after being dropped by the YouTube channel for his racist slur towards Heung-min Son during Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.During AFTV’s live broadcast during the game, microphones picked up Claude referring to Son, a South Korea international, as ‘DVD’.During Son’s substitution during the final stages of the match, Claude was heard saying: ‘DVD’s going off’.The term ‘DVD’ is a London-based derogatory slur aimed at the Asian community, which depicts them as people who sell pirated DVDs on streets and in pubs.ADVERTISEMENTAFTV, which has over 1.1 million subscribers, has confirmed that Claude has been dropped ‘indefinitely’ from their future shows.AdvertisementAdvertisementRobbie Lyle, who started the channel in 2012, also issued an apology for his follow-up video in which Claude claimed that his words were meant as a joke at the prospect of Spurs releasing a commemorative DVD of the game.Claude, however, has stood firm over his intentions and insists his phrasing ‘wasn’t meant in that way’.‘Good morning everyone… well, not good for me but anyway. I want to make an apology,’ said Claude. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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