Please Wait . . .

Sky Sports apologise after Souness' Lamela rant
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
05-Oct-2020, 11:09 am

Sky Sports apologise after Souness' Lamela rant


Lamela/Souness 2020

Sky Sports were forced to apologise after Graeme Souness used a racialstereotype tocriticise Tottenham attackerErik Lamela.

Martial was ultimately sent off for the incident with Spurs going on to win the match at Old Trafford 6-1.

Souness was left livid by the Lamela's theatrics and ended up making a racist stereotype during a long-windedrant.

"If Martial is going then Lamela has to go," he said on Sky Sports. "He raises his hands, Martial lashes out, it's like a tickle across your chops and he's gone down.

"It is pathetic. It's very Latin. If one goes, both have to go. It's pathetic.Is this what the English game is about? We, the Brits, do it differently. I've played in a Latin country, I've worked in Latin countries, I know how they see the game.

"Lamela will sleep well tonight thinking he has done a great piece of work for his team. That is not us."

Not long after Souness' comments, Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones chimed in with an apology as the broadcaster looked to avoid controversy.

"Now I have to say before we go, earlier in the show we were critical of Erik Lamela's part in Anthony Martial's sending off in the Manchester United Spurs game," Jones said.

"We'd like to apologise for any offence that was caused and the stereotyping of the Latin culture."

While Souness took his criticism of Lamela too far, his actions also left Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quite frustrated.

"The red is no excuse.The boy might be having an operation on his throat though!," Solskjaer said. "It is a bad reaction from Anthony. But if thatwas one of my players I'd hang him out to dry going down like that. He shouldn't react like that."

Martial's sending off would prove decisive with Spurs going on to score five goals in his absence when scores were locked at 1-1 prior to his dismissal.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Premier League 2020-21

Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal Betting Tips:...

Arsenal will be looking to start their Europa League campaign with a victory ...
Harry Kane Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham vs LASK Betting Tips: Lates...

Tottenham play their first game in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday n...
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City

Leicester City vs Zorya Betting Tips:...

Leicester City will be hoping to kick off their Europa League campaign with a...
Raheem Sterling Manchester City Arsenal 2020-21

Manchester City vs Porto Betting Tips...

Manchester City will be aiming to get their Champions League campaign off to ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Everton 2020-21

Ajax vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Lates...

Liverpool will be desperate for a morale-boosting win when they travel to Ams...

Transfer

Florent Indelacio Newcastle United

Newcastle United sign Saint-Maximin's...

A recommendation from Allan Saint-Maximin has seen Newcastle United sign his ...
Jorginho Chelsea 2020-21

Jorginho was 'open to negotiations' w...

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he was "opento negotiations" with Arsenal as...
Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Real Madrid Clasico GFX

Ronaldo gone, Messi leaving? Clasico ...

On Saturday afternoon, Barcelona host Real Madrid in La Liga. It's the Clasic...
Darwin Nunez e Everton Cebolinha Lech Poznan Benfica Europa League 22102020

Benfica boss expecting Darwin Nunez t...

Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus believes Darwin Nunez will surpass Joao Felix ...
Darwin Nunez e Everton Cebolinha Lech Poznan Benfica Europa League 22102020

Benfica expecting Darwin Nunez to be ...

Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus believes Darwin Nunez will surpass Joao Felix ...
image-top-scroll
`