MMA analyst uses derogatory term for Indians
NEW DELHI: a highlight mixed martial arts (MMA), analyst Arjun Chipalkatti, who is a regular character in the Sony Sports Network talk show 'The Ultimate Guide to UFC', has created a controversy by using a derogatory word to describe other Indians in his Facebook Send.
Arjun recently expressed his frustration about Indians allegedly breaking lines in airports on Facebook and wrote: Indians need to learn how to follow a damn line. Year after year, flight after flight, these dehats think they’re above the law.
The use of the word 'dehats' by Arjun has not worked well with MMA fans.
Actor Parvin Dabas brought to Twitter to raise the problem, while sharing the story.
Let's see if @SPNSportsIndia decides to fire or retain a guy who calls the dehats Indians ... what would happen to a cricket commentator if he used that word? Dabas wrote.
Let's see if @SPNSportsIndia decides to fire or retain a guy who calls the dehats Indians ... what would happen to a cric ... https://t.co/59pQohPGm9 - Parvin Dabas (@parvindabas) 1578064827000
There have been cases in the past when commentators have made racist/derogatory comments and severe action has been taken against them. In 2006, Ten Sports fired former Australian cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones after calling Hashim Amla a 'terrorist' on live television during a test match Sri Lanka vs South Africa in Colombo.