Jim Beglin APOLOGISES after broadcaster noted Angel di Maria's 'Latino temperament'
Jim Beglin has apologised after the broadcaster made a 'culturally insensitive remark' during CBS Sports' coverage of Manchester City's win over Paris Saint-Germain.
Beglin, 57, referenced Angel di Maria's 'Latino temperament' after the Argentine was dismissed for kicking out at City's Fernandinho during PSG's 2-0 loss in the Champions League semi-final second leg.
Soon after making the comment, ESPN reports that the Irishman said on-air: 'When Di Maria was sent off, I described it by using the word Latino. For anybody that's taken offense, I do apologize - sincerely apologize.'
Former Liverpool full-back Beglin then took to Twitter after the game to issue a full statement over the remark, which he described as 'culturally insensitive'.
'I apologise for my culturally insensitive remarks during the Champions League tie between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain,' the 57-year-old tweeted.
'I wrongly used a racial stereotype. This was inappropriate and unacceptable. Words have a strong impact, and I fully understand the severity of what I said when Angel Di Maria was sent off.
'I will learn from this and be better moving forward.'
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