Got racist motivational sayings: Nikias Arndt
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During the men's individual time trial, the German competitive sports director of the Association of German Cyclists made a racist statement.
Patrick Moster called Nikias Arndt during his race “Get the camel drivers!
Get the camel drivers!
Come on! ”Afterwards.
At that time, Azzedine Lagab from Algeria and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier from Eritrea drove ahead of Arndt.
ARD commentator Naß: "I have no words"
Commentator Florian Naß said of the statement: “Patrick Moster was the one who just called.
And I have to honestly say: If I really understood what he was shouting, then it was totally wrong, but sometimes something wrong.
Words fail me."
And further: »Something like that has absolutely no place in sport.
This is absolutely underground.
Sorry, I can't think of anything.
And you have to be aware of this when you take part in an international race where cameras and microphones are set up.
That is unworthy. "
Moster: "I'm so sorry"
Moster has since apologized.
“I was in the catering department and cheered on Nikias Arndt.
In the heat of the moment and with the overall burden we have here at the moment, I have missed my choice of words.
I am so sorry, I can only sincerely apologize.
I didn't want to discredit anyone, "Moster told the German press agency.
The 54-year-old wanted to cheer Arndt on to catch up with the Algerian who was driving in front of the Cologne-based man.
He allowed himself to be led into a racist remark.
"We ourselves have many friends with North African roots, as I said, I'm sorry," emphasized Moster.
DOSB announces a reaction
The German Olympic Sports Confederation announced a reaction.
"Team D stands for adherence to the Olympic values of respect, fair play and tolerance and lives these in all of its sporting competitions," said DOSB President Alfons Hörmann.
“It is important that Patrick Moster apologized immediately after the competition.
We will seek a personal conversation with him today and deal with the situation. "
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