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Portuguese Coach ExpelledA Portuguese coach has been expelled after making remarks that were considered an insult to the country of Mozambique, BBC News reports.

Last month, Diamantino Miranda was reportedly recorded calling Mozambicans “a bunch of thieves” following a disputed refereeing decision that cost his team the game.

“All here are thieves. You are all a bunch of thieves, you and other journalists can be bought off with a bowl of soup. This country is not serious,” he was recorded saying.

Miranda, who is Portuguese, apologized for the statements at a press conference after the comments were made public and his expulsion was announced. He claimed that he did not realize he was talking to a journalist and that his statement shad been recorded. At the press conference, which was organized by one of Mozambique’s largest teams Costa do Sol, Miranda mentioned how special Mozambicans are to him.

“I hope that the truth will be restored and that one day I will return to Mozambique.”

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  • LMAO these people just don’t quit. You had no problem with what you said, only that people heard you say it? What truth is there to restore then?

  • Stella

    Bye!

  • Belle

    “He claimed that he did not realize he was talking to a journalist and that his statement shad been recorded.”

    So it is okay to insult an entire country as long as you aren’t being recorded.

    “I hope that the truth will be restored and that one day I will return to Mozambique.”

    Seems to me that your truth was already revealed

  • Starla

    The sad thing is that these countries import these coaches and pay them far more money than they would pay their local coaches; on top of that, they get free housing often with household helpers, chauffeur, gateman, and a car at their disposal. Then they shyt on the people and country that all made it possible for them to live better than they would in their homeland. These countries need to develop their own talent and pay them the same wages, instead of importing these coaches and treating them like Gods. Portugal sucked Mozambique dry and left them destitute and uneducated, funny they would hire a Portuguese.

    • Anthony

      @Starla, I agree with you. I am so tired of seeing African countries hire Europeans as their national coaches. Africa produces topflight talent for the world’s best soccer leagues, why not hire retired players, or at least order foreign coaches to hire Africans so they can learn how to coach.

  • He clearly stated, “You and the other journalists..” Therefore he knew he was talking to a journalist. Why are people such cowards these days? They don’t stand behind what they say. Why say it then?