Racism scandal on the Spanish state channel! The words of the reporter, who did not turn off the microphone, were heard on the live broadcast and shocked everyone. Real Madrid football player faces racism scandal.
When Spanish state channel RTVE reporter Lorenzo Gonzales, who attended the signing ceremony organized by Real Madrid for Eduardo Camavinga, forgot to turn off his microphone, his scandalous expressions were reflected on the broadcast. The reporter, who used racist expressions against the French football player, “This man is blacker than his suit,” drew a great reaction. Making a statement on the subject, Gonzales said, “There is no excuse for my racist and insulting words, even though it is unfortunate and I think the microphones are turned off.”
Lorena Gonzales, a correspondent for RTVE, a state channel in Spain, used racist expressions at the signing ceremony organized by Real Madrid for Camavinga. While the words of the reporter who forgot to turn off the microphone, “This man is blacker than his suit” were reflected on the broadcast, the statement made by the channel said, “We will take the necessary measures in the strictest way.”
According to the news of Sporx; Lorena Gonzalez, who went to the signing ceremony of Camavinga on behalf of the public channel, used the expressions “This man is blacker than his suit” when she thought the microphone was turned off, and this racist comment was also accidentally heard on the live broadcast of RTVE.
After this incident, reactions rained on RTVE and Lorena Gonzalez. “RTVE apologizes to Camavinga and deeply regrets and condemns these insulting comments. We will take the necessary measures in the strictest way,” RTVE said in a statement.
Lorena Gonzalez, on her social media account, said, “I offer my sincere apologies. The comment in question is devoid of malicious intent and thought towards the athlete. Although it is unfortunate and I think the microphones are turned off, there is no excuse for my racist and insulting words.”