Anti-discrimination group “Report on Bentancourt’s remarks regarding Son Heung-min, forwarded to club”

Son Heung-min (left) and Rodrigo Bentancourt meet in the group stage match of the Qatar World Cup in November 2022.

International organizations also came forward to raise an issue with Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancourt of the English professional soccer Premier League (EPL) making a racist joke about teammate Son Heung-min.

On the 20th (Korean time), ‘Kick It Out’, an anti-racism movement group in soccer, said, “We have received a significant number of reports regarding Bentancourt’s comments about Tottenham teammate Son Heung-min,” and added, “These reports have been reported to the club and relevant authorities. “It was delivered,” he said.

Bentancourt, from Uruguay, recently appeared on a TV program in his country and caused controversy with comments related to Son Heung-min.

When asked by the host to ‘get Son Heung-min’s uniform’, he said, “If I brought you Son Heung-min’s cousin’s uniform, you wouldn’t know. Both Son Heung-min and his cousin look the same.” 파워볼사이트

It was a remark that revealed a racist perception that ‘all Asians look the same’.

As strong criticism from fans continued, Bentancourt left an apology to Son Heung-min through his social media.

In the post, he said, “Sonny! I apologize for what happened. What I said was a bad joke. You know how much I love you, right? I never meant it to be disrespectful or hurtful.”

Kick It Out said: “We know that Bentancourt has admitted to discriminatory behavior, but this highlights a broader issue that has a huge impact on East Asia and the wider community. We look forward to continuing to address these topics in the upcoming season. “I will try my best,” he added.

Kick It Out is an organization founded in England in 1997. 성인웹툰

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