Authorities in Buenos Aires have asked their Russian counterparts to ban an Argentinian local official from World Cup matches after he was filmed sneering at an Arabian football fan.
A man identified as Juan Pablo Olguin, a secretary of legal affairs in a local Argentinian province, was recorded asking an Arab man, who didn’t speak Spanish, to repeat a phrase containing threats to blow up a football club located in the city of Naschel, Argentina.
Argentinian Security Minister Patricia Bullrich posted a tweet on Thursday, asking the Russian authorities to annul Olguin’s Fan ID as a punitive measure for his actions, which were deemed inappropriate and damaging.
Olguín es sec. de Asuntos Legales de Papagayos, #SanLuis. En #Rusia pidió poner una bomba al club Naschel, utilizando y estigmatizando al hombre con turbante. Hemos pedido que le retiren su Fan ID, porque a su accionar irresponsable se le suma el hecho de ser funcionario público pic.twitter.com/mbG5BcGwhC— Patricia Bullrich (@PatoBullrich) June 28, 2018
“Olguin is secretary of legal affairs in Papagayos, #SanLuis. In #Russia he humiliated a turbaned man by asking him [to repeat a phrase in Spanish which meant] to plant a bomb at the Naschel club. We have asked for his Fan ID to be withdrawn, because his irresponsible actions were aggravated by the fact that he's also a public official,” the tweet read.
Earlier, several Brazilian men became the target of outrage in their home country, after a series of videos went viral in which they encouraged Russian women to repeat sex slang without knowing what it meant.