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Barcelona stage boycott over Lamine Yamal comment after Champions League win vs PSG | Football

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Barceloan were furious with a comment made by a Movistar pundit towards Lamine Yamal (Getty)

Barcelona staged a boycott against Spanish broadcaster Movistar due to a comment made on-air towards Lamine Yamal during their Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain.

The comment was made by former Atletico Madrid assistant, German Burgos, during the warm-up prior to Barca’s 3-2 victory in Paris on Wednesday evening.

As Yamal, a 16-year-old born in Barcelona to Moroccan and Equatorial Guinean parents, was shown doing keepy-ups on screen, one commentator said, ‘look at the quality, look at the touches’, to which Burgos replied, ‘if football doesn’t work out, he’ll end up at a traffic light’.

Burgos subsequently issued an apology on air for his comment towards the Barcelona winger.

‘It was a comment without trying to hurt anyone,’ Burgos said.

‘If anyone felt offended I apologise publicly. In these times we have to adapt to everything and that’s what we are in.’

German Burgos issued an apology for his comment towards Lamine Yamal (Movistar)

However, both managers and players from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain refused to answer questions from Movistar after the game.

Informing viewers of Barcelona’s decision to boycott all interviews, Movistar presenter Ricardo Sierra said: ‘I understand that many spectators expected us to have a conversation or interview with Barca.

‘But PSG and Barca have notified us that they were not going to attend to us because they were tremendously angry with a comment that was made on our set.’

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