Pundit Claude Callegari 56, was sacked for calling Tottenham’s Forward Son ‘DVD’ During the
North London Derby.
Pundit Claude Callegari Fired after his racist comment about Tottenham ace Son Heung-min when he was
subbed during The Sunday’s North London Derby
Pundit Claude Callegari Fired,
It is a derogatory slur against Asian people that labels them as someone who sells DVDs.
Regular guest Claude has now been removed from the show “indefinitely”.
Channel owner Robbie Lyle has issued a lengthy apology on his Twitter page following the incident.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for the derogatory remark heard on the AFTV Livestream on Sunday,
and for the response video that we put out today where we failed to apologize and take onus for the comment.
“As a channel that has millions of viewers around the world,
I fully recognize the power that comments made by myself or people on our platform have,
and it is paramount that we do not allow comments of this nature to be made in any form.
“As such, it’s only appropriate that Claude is removed from the channel indefinitely.
“In no way do I or AFTV condone racism of any kind and it is important we take appropriate action
in line with the comment made.”
Robbie, who created the channel back in 2012, confirmed Claude will also undergo an education program.