Green Bay Packers Player Devin Funchess Apologizes For Using Anti-Asian Slur
The troubling trend of ignorance around anti-Asian sentiments was also recently seen with the Juventus Women’s soccer team in Italy.
August 14, 2021 at 12:25 am
After using an anti-Asian slur during a press conference last week, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess issued an apology, saying he didn't mean to inflict any harm. Funchess spewed the derogatory term when a reporter asked him if it's difficult to spot a smile under a mask, Packers News reported.
“I can tell you were smiling when I see your face. I can see your face. Everybody goes chinky and that’s when I know,” the wide receiver said while simultaneously pointing to his eyes, an offensive gesture against Asians.
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