The Minister of Sports denounced Friday on RTL the attitude of some Argentines vis-à-vis France after the World Cup final.
A few hours after the announcement of a letter sent by Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, to his Argentinian counterpart to complain aboutexcessof the world champions during their celebrations, the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra also stepped up to the plate.
The minister denounced the behavior of some South Americans during the festivities in Buenos Aires. “I find that pitiful. As much as our French team knew how to lose with panache, the way in which this Argentinian team acted following this victory is not worthy of the match we saw. These are clearly inappropriate comments.“, explained the member of the government who had already noted “racist attacksin the Argentinian supporters’ camp at the stadium.
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“It’s just vulgar, inappropriate and really not up to par“, added Amélie Oudéa-Castéra qualifying the Albiceleste of”inelegant winners“. The attitude of Emiliano Martinez, the goalkeeper of the Argentina team was also mentioned by the minister, judging the player “pathetic“.
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Finally, the former director general of the French Tennis Federation rallied alongside Noël Le Graët who filed a complaint against the perpetrators of racist insults. “We are straight in our boots. There are inappropriate mockery and unacceptable racist acts. I am happy that Le Graët filed a complaint and took this step with his counterpart“, she judged.
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