Sky Sports forced to apologise for Graeme Souness comments as Tottenham beat Man Utd

Sky Sports have issued an apology after Graeme Souness hit out at the Latin culture following Erik Lamela’s clash with Anthony Martial, following Tottenham’s 6-1 victory over Manchester United.

Martial was sent off midway through the first half for slapping Lamela on the face.

The Argentinian went to ground as referee Anthony Taylor dished out the red card.

Souness was furious with how the Spurs attacker hit the deck after initially provoking Martial.

“If Martial is going then Lamela has to go,” he said. “He raises his hands, Martial lashes out, it’s like a tickle across your chops and he’s gone down.

“It is pathetic. It’s very Latin. If one goes, both have to go. It’s pathetic.

“Is this what the English game is about? We, the Brits, do it differently.

“I’ve played in a Latin country, I’ve worked in Latin countries, I know how they see the game.

“Lamela will sleep well tonight thinking he has done a great piece of work for his team. That is not us.”

Sky Sports have moved to apologise to anybody who may have been offended by Souness’ comments.

“Now I have to say before we go, earlier in the show we were critical of Erik Lamela’s part in Anthony Martial’s sending off in the Manchester United Spurs game,” presenter Dave Jones said.

“We’d like to apologise for any offence that was caused and the stereotyping of the Latin culture.”

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