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Watch an Iranian journalist confront the US captain: "How do you represent them?" | Israel Hayom

2022-11-28T18:51:38.270Z

A journalist from the Islamic Republic came out against Tyler Adams and told him, among other things: "Your country is racist against blacks" • The Leeds player responded in a dignified way and received compliments



If the political history between the countries is not enough, the US and Iran national teams will meet tomorrow for a direct battle to advance to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. A day before the exciting match for quite a few people around the world, drama took place at the press conference of the United States. An Iranian journalist visited the national team captain - USA Tyler Adams - for making a mistake in the way he came up with the name of Iran and confronting him with the fact that he represents a country with a history of racism against black citizens.

"You say you support the Iranian people, but you mispronounce the name of the country, pronounce it Iran," said the journalist, "Please, once and for all, let's make this clear. Second, you're okay with representing a country that has a racist history So anti-black? We've seen a trend of 'Black Lives Matter' in recent years. Are you okay with representing a country with so much racism?"

Class and respect from Tyler Adams with the way he handled this question today 👏



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Adams answered very patiently and replied: "I apologize for mispronouncing the name of your country.

At the same time, there is racism everywhere.

If there's anything I've learned, especially after living outside the country for a few years and having to get used to other cultures, it's that in the US we make progress every day on this issue.

I grew up in a white family with African-American descent, so I was also exposed to different cultures and I had the ability, very, very easily, to accept all cultures."

Adams added: "Not everyone can do it so easily, and there are some who take longer to understand it. I think it's very important to do it through education, like you just explained to me how to pronounce the name of your country. So yes, it A process, I think. As long as you see progress, that's the most important."

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