Caruso Lombardi had to resign after uttering racist insults against a referee in Uruguay

Caruso Lombardi had to resign after uttering racist insults against a referee in Uruguay
Caruso Lombardi had to resign after uttering racist insults against a referee in Uruguay

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Montevideo. – The Argentine Ricardo Caruso Lombardi resigned on Wednesday from the technical direction of the Uruguayan club Miramar Misiones after having uttered Racist insults against referee Javier Feres during a first division tournament match in Montevideo, a fact that the Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.

The 62-year-old coach put his position at the disposal of the club’s management, who accepted his resignation this afternoon, local media reported. His departure occurred after what happened on Monday towards the end of the match that Miramar Misiones lost 2-1 against Liverpool FC for the Apertura tournament, when the coach exploded against the judge for sending off the player Guzmán Pereira, and received a red card.

fucking nigga. Jeton. “I’m not going to leave,” Caruso Lombardi then told Feres. Hours later, the DT apologized on social network X, saying he was “embarrassed” by his words.

The Prosecutor’s Office indicated this Wednesday that it opened an investigation after the Police reported an act of alleged hate speech by the DT. For the moment, the survey of the cameras and the identification of possible witnesses was requested, said a spokesperson for the public ministry. According to the Penal Code, this crime carries a sentence of three to 18 months in prison.

On Tuesday, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) “emphatically” condemned the statements of Caruso Lombardi and said that he would take disciplinary measures, something that the Uruguayan Association of Soccer Referees (Audaf) demanded “with the greatest possible severity.”

Among the criticisms of the coach’s attitude, the Afro-Uruguayan group Atabaque urged justice on Tuesday to act with “exemplary criminal actions”. Caruso Lombardi, who had already had discussions with referees, but without using racist insults, was exposed to a penalty of one to five games of suspension for the incident.

This Wednesday the coach said that he expected the maximum sanction and that he was not willing to be away from the fields for five games, and denied being racist. “The only thing that bothers me is that they bring racism into the mix, because I live with several boys who are dark-skinned and they are with me all the time fucking and we are hugging,” he told local radio Sport 890.

And he added: “I said ‘Fucking black man’ (to Feres) out of anger, because it’s a way of speaking that I have when I get angry”. Caruso Lombardi, whose career in Argentina is marked by saving teams from relegation, took over the technical leadership of Miramar Misiones last month. Since then he has coached six games, with four losses, one draw and one victory.

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