Argentina Rugby 2020, Pablo Matera sacked, Pumas captain sacked over racist tweets

Argentina rugby skipper Pablo Matera was stripped of the captaincy and suspended over “discriminatory and xenophobic” tweets on Tuesday.

Just over two weeks after the flanker led the Pumas to their first win over the All Blacks, the Argentina Rugby Union “revoked” his captaincy and suspended him along with fellow players Guido Petti and Santiago Socino.

“The Argentina Rugby Union forcefully rejects the discriminatory and xenophobic comments published by members of the Pumas squad on social media,” a statement read, after offensive tweets dating from 2011-2013 came to light.

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