What in the world was he even thinking?
We’re finding it hard to grasp this one. Stefano Eranio once played for AC Milan, Genoa and even featured in English football during his career representing Derby County.
Now working in the world of sports commentary, Eranio made a horribly ignorant remark whilst analysing the phenomenal 4-4 draw between Roma and Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.
Discussing the performance of Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger after the game, Eranio came out with the following baffling piece of ‘analysis’;
Check out the footage of Eranio’s incomprehensible commentary below…
Since losing his job, Eranio has released the following statement via Tuttomercatoweb regarding the incident;
It’s disappointing that people have created all this controversy. I didn’t offend anyone and I don’t want people to make out as if I’m racist. Anyone who knows me is well aware that I am not.
It irritates me to be thrown to the wolves like this. The truth is I gave an incorrect opinion, in the sense that if I’d had to time to explain I would’ve said that I meant black players have never had a school of football in tactical terms similar to ours.
Rüdiger read the situation badly because black players are not accustomed to paying attention to certain details. If they were as detail-oriented as us, then they’d dominate the spot, because they have everything in terms of strength and technique.
It was a misunderstanding, I don’t want to be made to appear racist. If they didn’t like my comment, they could’ve just told me and interrupted our collaboration. Why create all this controversy?