CBS commentator apologizes for remark about PSG’s Di Maria

<p>MANCHESTER, England &mdash; CBS Sports commentator Jim Beglin has apologized for making “culturally insensitive remarks” about Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria during the broadcast of Manchester City’s 2-0 victory in the Champions League semifinals.</p>
<p>Di Maria was sent off for kicking Fernandinho, and as the Argentina international walked off the field, Beglin said “it’s that Latino temperament.” He made an on-air apology Tuesday and later expressed remorse on social media.</p>
<p>“I apologise for my culturally insensitive remarks during the Champions League tie between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain,” <a href="https://twitter.com/jimbeglin/status/1389713151730589701">he wrote</a> on Twitter. "I wrongly used a racial stereotype. This was inappropriate and unacceptable.</p>
<p>“Words have a strong impact,” his post continued, “and I fully understand the severity of what I said when Angel Di Maria was sent off. I will learn from this and be better moving forward. Jim.”</p>
<p>The 57-year-old Irishman played as a defender for Liverpool and Leeds and was part of Ireland’s national team in the 1980s.</p>
<p>CBS Sports did not make an immediate comment.</p>
<p>City beat PSG 4-1 on aggregate and advanced to its first Champions League final.</p>
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