Two weeks after Pablo Matera and his team scored a sensational victory over New Zealand, he had to give up his tire, while Guido Petti and Santiago Socino are no longer allowed to play for the national team.
“The Argentine federation rejects discriminatory and xenophobic messages posted by Pumas members on social networks,” reports the federation after now deleted tweets dating from 2011 to 2013 surfaced. Van blacks “with his car and condemns Bolivian and Paraguayan migrant workers.
The association said that despite the tweets being nearly a decade old and “failing to represent the integrity of the trio during their current period on the national team,” action was needed.
The union finds it unacceptable that a person who spreads such thoughts could represent his country. Matera, active as a club player in Paris for Stade Français, said she was ashamed. “I apologize to anyone who felt attacked by my barbaric posts,” he wrote on Instagram. “At that point, I could never imagine who I would become. Now I have to take responsibility for what I said nine years ago. I am also sorry for the team and my family for what I had to endure through my fault.
Argentina participates in the three nations tournament in Australia. There he first won New Zealand two weeks ago.
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