'Get the Camel Drivers': German Cycling Boss Booted From Tokyo Olympics Over Racial Slur - Video
We hereby call for the immediate resignation of Patrick Moster - sports director @wirsindradsport - for his horrific racist remarks directed towards 🇩🇿 @AzzedineLagab & 🇪🇷 @AmanuelGerezgh1 at the #ITT @Tokyo2020 #SayNoToRacism #racism #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/c5W5HCaMOq— Africa Rising Cycling (@CyclingAfrica) July 28, 2021
German cycling director Patrick Moster has been caught on camera shouting to his rider, Nikias Arndt, “Get the camel drivers", in reference to a pair of African riders ahead of him. His putrid display of racism has seen him sent home from #Tokyo2020.pic.twitter.com/TDxwVuyGxk— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) July 29, 2021
"We remain convinced that his public apology for the racist remarks he made is sincere", Alfons Hörmann, the president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation said. "With these comments, however, Mr Moster violated the Olympic values. Fair play, respect, and tolerance are non-negotiable for Team Germany", he added.
I've always wanted to promote myself as an athlete on social media, but never thought it would be that way! I had more agressive racist comments before, but I've always preferred to deal with them on the spot, far from social media It's such a shame it happens in the #olympics— Azzedine Lagab (@AzzedineLagab) July 29, 2021