Words that stirred the world of rugby. Ludovic Radosavljevic, scrum half of Provence Rugby, the Aix-en-Provence club, apologized on Monday for his racist remarks towards Christian Ambadiang during the match between Provence Rugby and Nevers (26-23): “I will burn you banana eater ”. Comments denounced by the Cameroonian player at the end of the meeting.
“I measure the seriousness of my actions”
“Following recent events, and after an apology already formulated immediately in the locker room, today I would like to publicly and officially apologize to Christian Ambadiang (22 years old) for my remarks which are unacceptable. Following a chain of events in a tense match context, my words exceeded my thought. I measure the seriousness of my actions and take full responsibility for it, also apologizing to all the people who were shocked by it. It is not part of my values, nor of those that I pass on to my children. I remain a human who makes mistakes and who learns from them, ”he says on his Instagram account.
Rare enough to underline it, the Provence Rugby club immediately reacted by condemning the words of its player, and promising sanctions against their player. The LNR had also reacted by announcing to be “uncompromising with regard to any remarks or behavior with racist connotations committed in particular on the ground”.