Lamine Yamal: German expert Burgos sacked after remark provoking boycott of Barcelona and Paris St-Germain

Lamine Yamal has six caps for Spain

A Spanish television channel has sacked a pundit after he made a controversial remark about Barcelona winger Lamine Yamal ahead of the Champions League match against Paris St-Germain.

German Burgos, working for Movistar, was talking about footage of Yamal doing kicks when he made the remark.

Burgos is would have said:external link “If things don’t go well for him, he could end up at a red light.”

Barcelona and PSG refused to grant interviews to Movistar after the match.

“Movistar Plus+ condemns any form of discrimination and will not authorize this type of comment from any of the employees or collaborators linked to the platform,” the channel said on Thursday.

The remark, which was interpreted as a reference to people who appear at traffic lights and demand money from drivers, was published before Barcelona wins quarter-final first leg against PSG on Wednesday.

Burgos apologized for the comment.

“It was a comment made without wanting to hurt anyone. We are talking about football, nothing else. If he felt offended, I am sorry and I publicly apologize,” he said. declared.

Burgos, 54, won 35 caps for Argentina during his playing career and spent six years in Spain with Mallorca and Atletico Madrid.

Yamal, 16, was born in Spain to Moroccan and Equatorial Guinean parents.

The winger, who already has six caps for Spain, became the youngest player to play in a Champions League quarter-final during the victory in Paris.

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