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Claude speaks out after being dumped by AFTV for racial slur during Arsenal vs Spurs

Claude Callegari has been dropped by AFTV after his racial slur towards Heung-min Son (Twitter/AFTV)

AFTV’s Claude Callegari has issued an apology after being dropped by the YouTube channel for his racist slur towards Heung-min Son during Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.

During AFTV’s live broadcast during the game, microphones picked up Claude referring to Son, a South Korea international, as ‘DVD’.

During Son’s substitution during the final stages of the match, Claude was heard saying: ‘DVD’s going off’.

The term ‘DVD’ is a London-based derogatory slur aimed at the Asian community, which depicts them as people who sell pirated DVDs on streets and in pubs.

AFTV, which has over 1.1 million subscribers, has confirmed that Claude has been dropped ‘indefinitely’ from their future shows.

Robbie Lyle, who started the channel in 2012, also issued an apology for his follow-up video in which Claude claimed that his words were meant as a joke at the prospect of Spurs releasing a commemorative DVD of the game.

Claude, however, has stood firm over his intentions and insists his phrasing ‘wasn’t meant in that way’.

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