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AFC apologise for 'racist' gaffe

October 16, 2012
By ESPN staff
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have issued an apology to the United Arab Emirates after referring to them incorrectly as the "Sand Monkeys" in an article on their official website.

The AFC made the mistake after seeing the name written on a web-based encyclopedia and believing it to be the UAE's nickname.

They have since admitted that the nickname, which the UAE labelled racist and "evidence of disrespect", had been used in error and that the reference was fixed as ...

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