Danish TV Gets Into Trouble As Reporter Calls Morocco Players Monkeys

Danish TV Gets Into Trouble As Reporter Calls Morocco Players Monkeys

  • A Danish television channel has needlessly got itself into trouble following a racism row
  • TV Danmark 2 had to scramble to apologize after one of its news anchors made seemingly racist comments
  • He ignorantly compared the Moroccan team's players to monkeys following a victory during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

TV Danmark 2 has been forced to eat humble pie after the embarrassing gaffe by one of its news anchors.

Christian Høgh Andersen got into hot water after comparing Morocco's players celebrating with their families with monkeys on a segment of the channel.

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Christian Høgh Andersen seen comparing Morocco players and their happy families to monkeys. Image source: Getty Images and @AJEnglish.
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According to TimesLIVE, this forced the channel to apologise after the video was broadcast worldwide by Al-Jazeera, stating:

“In the current affairs programme ‘NEWS & Co’ on Danish TV 2 NEWS on Monday December 12, an inappropriate comment was made in relation to the Moroccan national football team. TV 2 sincerely apologises for the comment. In the programme the panel spoke about the World Cup in football, where the Moroccan national team has their families with them to support the team.

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“TV 2 NEWS host Christian Høgh Andersen draws a comparison between staying together as a family to the next topic about animals. Unintentionally, this becomes a comparison between Morocco's national football team and their families, and a picture of a monkey family that host Søren Lippert presents for the following topic.

Popular law professor Khaled Beydoun also alleged on Twitter that "French media" compared Qataris to terrorists, while "German media" compared Moroccans to ISIS.

World Cup 2022: Tchouameni and Coman racially abused after final

Racism in football has reared its ugly head once again, this time after the FIFA World Cup final.

Argentina beat France in the final in a penalty shootout, after the game finished 3-3 after extra time. French stars Aurelien Tchouameni and Kingsley Coman became the target of racial abuse after Les Bleus' penalty shootout defeat to Argentina.

Bayern Munich's Coman had a penalty saved by Emiliano Martinez, while Real Madrid's Tchouameni put his spot kick wide, leading to the racist online abuse.

Source: Sports Brief News