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A bit redundant theme in French football that re-emerge from time to time. This time with Sagnol.

Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol apologies for comments he made about African players... but maintains he was misinterpreted


He said: 'The advantage of what I would call the typical African player is that he isn't expensive when you sign him, (he is) a player who is ready for combat, but football isn't just about that.

Explaining himself, he continued: 'Football is also (about) technique, intelligence. You need a bit of everything. You need Nordics too, Nordics are good.'
 

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So calling a Latin American player technical is racist, or a Balkan temperamental or an Asian, physically lacking?

Can't even list somebody's strengths and weaknesses now?
 

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So calling a Latin American player technical is racist, or a Balkan temperamental or an Asian, physically lacking?

Can't even list somebody's strengths and weaknesses now?
somebody's and a type's or a nation's or a continent's is different.
 

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yeah you rarely hear stuff like:

X is bad at defending because he's latin
Y is physically weak because he's asian
Z is a dumbass cuz he's balkan

You can hear things though like:

there tends to be a lack of defensive talent from latin america, which doesn't make a diagnosis about all latinos. that's the point really.
 
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