MMA analyst uses derogatory term for Indians | More sports News

NEW DELHI: A prominent Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) analyst Arjun Chipalkatti, who is a regular feature on Sony Sports Network’s talk show ‘The Ultimate Guide to UFC’, has created a controversy by using a derogatory word to describe fellow Indians on his Facebook post.

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 gone down well with MMA fans.

Actor Parvin Dabas took to Twitter to raise the issue, while sharing the story.

“Let’s see if @SPNSportsIndia decides to fire or keep a guy who calls Indians ‘dehats’…what would happen to a cricket commentator if he used that word?” Dabas wrote.

There have been instances in the past when commentators have made racist/derogatory remarks and have had stern action taken against them. Back in 2006, Ten Sports sacked former Australian cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones after he called Hashim Amla a ‘terrorist’ on live television during a Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test match in Colombo.

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