Wednesday 18 January 2017

Race remarks show dark side of Fuertes

Published 17/04/2010 | 05:00

RACISM reared its ugly head in Argentina this week after a player wept in front of the TV cameras and accused an opponent of making grossly insensitive remarks about the colour of his skin.

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Boca Juniors' Colombian defender Breyner Bonilla gave an interview in which he spoke about an incident which took place during a league match against Colon. Bonilla was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle, prompting veteran Colon striker Esteban Fuertes and other players to surround the Boca man.

Bonilla said Fuertes threatened him by saying: "I'm going to break your bones you black sh*t, go back to Africa."

Fuertes admitted exchanging words with Bonilla but insisted that there was no racial abuse.

Irish Independent

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