Asian Football Confederation

AFC apologizes for racist comment

October 15, 2012
By Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The Asian Football Confederation has apologized for mistakenly referring to the United Arab Emirates national team as the "Sand Monkeys."

The mistake in an article on the AFC website set off a storm of criticism in the Gulf country. The UAE Football Association's Yousuf Abdulla demanded an apology and called the wording an "unfortunate affair" which "revealed some racist acts by some AFC officials."

The AFC said Monday it wanted to "apologize ...

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