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Sky Sports apologise for ‘stereotyping Latin culture’ after Graeme Souness’ comments on Erik Lamela

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SKY SPORTS have apologised for Graeme Souness “stereotyping Latin culture” after the pundit slated Tottenham’s Erik Lamela for play-acting.

Social media erupted when Lamela elbowed Anthony Martial then collapsed dramatically after he was slapped in retaliation, leading to the Manchester United striker seeing red in Spurs’ 6-1 romp.

Lamela was criticised for going down too easily but Sky Sports apologised after Souness claimed the Argentinian's behaviour was 'very Latin'

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Lamela was criticised for going down too easily but Sky Sports apologised after Souness claimed the Argentinian’s behaviour was ‘very Latin’Credit: AFP or licensors
Sky Sports' pundit Graeme Souness has been blasted for stereotyping when he said the 'British do it differently' to Spurs attacker Eric Lamela

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Sky Sports’ pundit Graeme Souness has been blasted for stereotyping when he said the ‘British do it differently’ to Spurs attacker Eric Lamela Credit: Willie Vass – The Sun

But former Liverpool player and manager Souness went further in his criticism – sparking an equally-angry response.

The ex-Newcastle chief said of Argentina wideman Lamela:  “He’s gone down, it’s pathetic. It’s very Latin. 

“If one goes, both have to go, it’s pathetic.

“Is that what the English Premier League is about? We, and when I say ‘we’ I mean the British, do it differently.”

Tottenham legend Ossie Ardilles was among those furious at Souness’ comments.

World Cup winner and ex-Spurs chief Ardilles tweeted: “I take exception to the ‘Latin’ comment of Graeme Souness about @ErikLamela.

“Stereotyping all Latin football players in this way is grossly unfair.



“It would be the same as saying that this so called tackle represents the ‘British’ way. Which is clearly doesn’t.”

Sky presenter David Jones later said on air: “Now I have to say before we go, earlier in the show we were critical of Erik Lamela’s part in Anthony Martial‘s sending off in the Manchester United/Spurs game.

“We’d like to apologise for any offence that was caused and the stereotyping of the Latin culture.”

United were already 2-1 down when Lamela clashed with Martial as they waited in the box just before the half-hour mark.

Lamela swung his arm into the throat of Martial, who responded by gently swiping him in the cheek indignantly

Ex-Roma star Lamela held his arms wide open in protest, then clutched his face and stumbled to the floor in stages.

Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville said of the replayed incident: “Soft, soft. I think Lamela does a little it to him and he does a little bit back.”

And United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit out at Lamela afterwards, while accepting Martial’s dismissal was “no excuse” for such a humiliating defeat.

Solskjaer said: “It is a bad reaction from Anthony. But if that (Lamela) was one of my players I’d hang him out to dry going down like that. He shouldn’t react like that.”

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How Chelsea could line-up at Burnley with Hakim Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic all eyeing spot in attack

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CHELSEA take on Burnley on Saturday afternoon full of confidence after their crushing win over Krasnodar in the Champions League.

The Blues stormed past the Russian side on Wednesday as four of their attacking stars all netted in the 4-0 drubbing.

How Chelsea could line up for their game against Burnley
How Chelsea could line up for their game against Burnley

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic all got themselves on the score-sheet.

But Frank Lampard will find it difficult to start them all for the Premier League clash at Turf Moor.

Likely to field a 4-2-3-1, Edouard Mendy will retain his place in goal.

Reece James is set to start at right-back, with Ben Chilwell on the left.



Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma will likely continue their partnership in the heart of defence – keeping the likes of Fikayo Tomori and Andreas Christensen out of the XI.

In midfield N’Golo Kante and Jorginho will carry on in their deep, double-pivot, with Mateo Kovacic on the bench.

Kai Havertz is set to start in the No10 role, flanked by Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, keeping Mason Mount out of the starting XI.

Timo Werner is expected start as the sole centre-forward, with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud warming the bench.

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Another way Lampard could set up his Chelsea team vs Burnley

However, for a bit of extra width, Lampard could play a 3-4-3, with Silva and Zouma joined by Cesar Azpilicueta in the heart of defence.

Chilwell and James would then push further up in the wing-back roles – with Kante and Jorginho still in the middle.

Hudson-Odoi will hope to get a look in on one of the flanks in this set-up.

Chelsea travel to Burnley on Saturday October 31 with kick-off at 3pm.

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ARSENAL bounced back against Irish side Dundalk in the Europa League with a 3-0 win.

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10am Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, Rashford tipped to be England captain

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MANCHESTER UNITED have made a statement of intent by hammering Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig 5-0.

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