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Roadside Microphones Pick Up German Cycling Director's Racist Comments

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Roadside Microphones Pick Up German Cycling Director's Racist Comments

A German cycling sporting director has been forced to issue a public apology after he was overheard making racist comments during an Olympic event.

With the Men's Olympic Road Time Trial heating up, sporting director Patrick Moster was barking orders at his rider Nikias Arndt.

But roadside microphones managed to pick up up something that has now landed the German team boss in a world of trouble.

Moster was heard yelling: "Get the camel drivers, get the camel drivers, come on!"

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He was referring to Algerian rider Azzedine Lagab as well as Eritrea's Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, who were both narrowly leading German cyclist Nikias Arndt.

The shocking remarks were aired live on TV over in Germany TV.

"Words fail me," ARD commentator Florian Nass said.

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"Something like that has no place in sport."

It's understood no formal punishment has been handed down to Moster, although he has now apologised for his actions.

"I was in the feed zone and cheered on Nikias Arndt," he told DPA.

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"In the heat of the moment and with the overall burden that we have here at the moment, my choice of words was not appropriate.

"I am extremely sorry and can only offer my sincere apologies. I didn't want to offend anyone."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: olympics, Tokyo Olympics, Germany, Cycling, Australia

Max Sherry
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