May 17, 2021

CBS announcer Jim Beglin apologizes for blaming Ángel Di María red card on ‘Latino temperament’

During the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, CBS color commentator Jim Beglin attributed a red card given to PSG’s Ángel Di María on the Argentinian native’s “Latino temperament.” 

Di María was sent off in the 69th minute for stomping on Manchester City’s Fernandinho after the two tangled out of bounds. 

“It’s that Latino temperament,” Beglin remarked as cameras showed Di María walking off the pitch. 

The broadcast was aired on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+, per Awful Announcing

Beglin offered his attempt at an apology roughly 10 minutes of game action later, saying “when Di Maria was sent off, I described it by using the word Latino. For anybody that’s taken offense, I do apologize – sincerely apologize,” according to Yahoo Sports

USA TODAY Sports has reached out to CBS for comment.

Beglin, 57, has worked for BT Sport and NBC Sports previously. 

Manchester City won the match 2-0 to advance to the Champions League final for the first time in club history.

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