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Pumas believe Maradona backlash behind racist tweets storm – Sydney Morning Herald

Pumas captain Pablo Matera was sacked after old racist tweets re-surfaced and they believe a backlash about their respect for Maradona’s death is involved.

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The series of tweets from Pablo Matera.Credit:Twitter
The tweets were the subject of an emergency UAR board meeting, where it was decided Matera’s position as captain was no longer tenable.
“The Argentine Rugby Union strongly repudiates the discriminatory and xenophobic comments published by members of the Los Pumas team on social networks …,” the UAR announced.
“Although the messages were expressed between 2011 and 2013 and do not represent the integrity as people that the three showed during…

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