TV broadcaster, beIN Sport, has issed an apology after one of their commentators was accused of racism during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday.
Pundit Gregory Paisley, a former Paris Saint-Germain defender, was working for the channel during the match.
When talking about Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, he said the player “should take Banania”, a chocolate drink which has connotations of colonialism and French imperialism.
A statement from beIN read: “BeIN SPORTS regrets that some of the comments that were [broadcast] during the Nigeria-Iceland match may have been judged offensive by some of you.
“[We] apologise to all the people who felt hurt and offended.”