The tense exchange between an Iranian journalist and Tyler Adams / Mondial 2022 / Gr. B / Iran-USA /

The sweaty publicist.

The World Cup meeting between Iran and the United States, this Tuesday as part of the third day of group B, will represent a little more than just a game of football. This Monday, when American captain Tyler Adams appeared at a press conference, we were able to get a new glimpse of the atmosphere that reigns before the match.

“You say you support the iranian peoplebut you mispronounce the name of our country” , launched an Iranian journalist at the midfielder of Leeds. Before sending a new offensive: “Are you okay representing a country where there is so much discrimination against black people within its own borders? We have seen the Black Live Matters movement over the past few years. Do you agree to represent the United States when there is so much discrimination against black people in America? »

“My apologies for the mispronunciation of your countryreplied Adams. There is discrimination everywhere you go. One of the things I’ve learned, especially since living overseas and having to adapt to different cultures, is that in the United States we continue to make progress every day. I grew up in a white family, but obviously with African American heritage and upbringing. I have different cultures and I was easily able to assimilate the culture of others. But not everyone has this facility and obviously it may take longer for some people. Through education. I think it’s very important. As you have just instructed me on the pronunciation of your country. It’s a process, I think as long as you see progress that’s the most important thing. »

Or how to get out, without taking risks, of a big high pressing.


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