Austria’s Marko Arnautovic on Monday apologised for insulting North Macedonian gamers after scoring of their Euro 2020 match, however the Macedonian soccer federation (FFM) known as on UEFA to offer the ahead a “very extreme superb”.
Arnautovic, who netted Austria’s third objective in a 3-1 win in Bucharest on Sunday, angrily celebrated and needed to be silenced by teammate David Alaba.
Media stories have claimed he insulted Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski, referring to the defender’s Albanian heritage.
“There have been some heated phrases yesterday within the feelings of the sport for which I want to APOLOGIZE — particularly to my mates from North Macedonia and Albania,” former Stoke Metropolis and West Ham United participant Arnautovic mentioned in a press release posted on social media.
“I want to say one factor very clearly: I AM NOT A RACIST! I’ve mates in virtually each nation and I stand for range.
“Everybody who is aware of me is conscious of that.”
Alioski has not commented on the incident, however the FFM condemned Arnautovic.
“Now we have despatched an official letter to UEFA asking for a really extreme superb for the participant Marko Arnautovic,” it mentioned in a press release.
Arnautovic, who was taking part in his first aggressive worldwide match since final November, implored others to “neglect about it”.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” Arnautovic mentioned, quoted by Austrian information company APA.
“Let’s neglect about it, it’s not a part of soccer.”
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