The sporting director of the German Cycling Union has profusely apologised after he was caught using racist language at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Patrick Moster was heard shouting “Get the camel drivers, get the camel drivers, come on!” at his rider Nikias Arndt when he was chasing down Ethiopia’s Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Algerian Azzedine Lagab in the men’s time trial.
The event was won by Primoz Roglic, who claimed victory by over a minute ahead of Tom Mumoulin and Rohan Dennis.
'I deserved it' - Six months on from Olympic dream, Kiesenhofer on how she did it
"In the heat of the moment and with the overall burden that we have here at the moment, my choice of words was wrong," Moster told German press agency SID.
I am sorry, infinitely sorry, I can only sincerely apologise. I didn't mean to discredit anyone.
Moster's position may now be under pressure, particularly after the German Olympic Sports Confederation confirmed it plans to hold discussions with cycling sporting director.
'Does he realise he's finished?!' - Roglic storms through line in 'strange' moment
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Schedule, key events, every medal and more
- Time trial redemption for Roglic as Slovenian claims stunning gold
"Team Deutschland stands for adherence to the Olympic values of respect, fair play and tolerance and lives them in all of their sporting competitions," said its president, Alfons Hormann.
"It is important that Patrick Moster apologised immediately after the competition. We will seek a personal conversation with him today and deal with the situation."
'What a day!' - Roglic celebrates gold glory in time trial
Watch every unmissable moment live from Tokyo 2020 across Eurosport, the Eurosport app and discovery+. Download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now.
Kenny could be tempted to push for place at Paris 2024
'No one deserves it more' - Wiggins hands over British Olympic mantle to Kenny
Share this article