Arsenal Fan TV have removed Claude after racist remark about Tottenham's Heung-min Son

AFTV have removed Claude from their channel

Arsenal Fan TV have removed Claude Callegari from their channel after he made a racist remark about Tottenham's Heung-min Son on a livestream.

The incident occurred during Sunday's north London derby, with a clip going viral on social media in which Claude can clearly be heard saying "DVD's going off" as Son is substituted in the 94th-minute.

AFTV's Robbie Lyle posted a series of tweets explaining the channel's decision and his apology for the 'derogatory remark' made by his former colleague.

He wrote: "I would like to sincerely apologise for the derogatory remark heard on the AFTV livestream on Sunday, and for the response video that we put out today where we failed to apologise and take onus for the comment.

"As a channel that has millions of viewers around the world, I fully recognise the power that comments made by myself or people on our platform have, and it is paramount that we do not allow comments of this nature to be made in any form.

"As such, it is only appropriate that Claude is removed from the channel indefinitely. In no way do I or AFTV condone racism of any kind and it is important we take appropriate action in line with the comment made.

"I have spoken with representatives at @kickitout earlier today and must reiterate that this is not an issue I would ever try to sweep under the carpet or ignore.

"The response video was a mistake and I can only apologise that we did not take responsibility for the comment sooner.

"In this time we will ensure that Claude undertakes an education programme to understand the full severity of the remark made on Sunday and that comments of a similar nature are under no circumstance made again in the future."

In the end, AFTV have come to the correct decision, but it's a saga that will haunt the YouTube channel for the foreseeable future.

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