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Racist tweets: Petti apologizes, UBB passes the sponge


Author between 2011 and 2013 of xenophobic messages, the Argentinian second-line explained it with his teammates and Bordeaux leaders. Who have decided to forgive him.

During the Tri-Nations, three Argentinian internationals, including UBB second row Guido Petti, sparked controversy following the revelation by the Argentinian press of old xenophobic tweets published between 2011 and 2013. Back this week at Union Bordeaux-Bègles, Petti explained and apologized to the staff and his teammates.

He will not be sanctioned.

"Case closed", thus indicated the Girondin manager Christophe Urios on Thursday, who established the Argentine international for the first Champions Cup match in Northampton on Friday (6.30 p.m.).


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, the president of the UBB was more explicit.

“Thinking back, we see that it was eight years ago, we have to take into account the political context in Argentina, refine the translations that were a little too fast and inaccurate… Guido immediately sent an e-mail from apologies from Australia. ”

Youthful mistakes, we all make them.

You have to know how to forgive

Laurent Marti, president of UBB

We remember the very harsh words that the captain of the Gironde club, Mahamadou Diaby, had when these tweets were revealed.

“If you ask me if I'm going to eat at his place after this, the answer is no.

He apologized, he understood his mistake, I hope, and as long as it doesn't happen again.

I can hear his apologies, I can understand that he made a youthful mistake.

But I'm just telling you that compared to me ... "


UBB" firmly "condemns the xenophobic tweets of Guido Petti

Laurent Marti nevertheless assured the regional daily that the reception of his partners had been positive.

"He first explained himself with the group of players who applauded him," says the president of the UBB.

Then he explained himself with Christophe (


), with myself, he apologized to us.

Youthful mistakes, we all make them.

You have to know how to forgive. ”

And to clarify: "If he had made such remarks recently, first of all, he would not have been recruited by the UBB.

If he had kept them today, he would have been fired.

But there is a context, the mistake of youth… I find it normal to forgive, we cannot condemn so easily. ”

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Source: lefigaro

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