Argentina strip Pablo Matera of captaincy after alleged xenophobic social media posts

  • Alleged comments made in 2011 and 2013
  • Matera issues apology and says he is ‘ashamed’

Argentina have stripped Pablo Matera of the captaincy and stood him down from Saturday’s final Tri Nations clash with the Wallabies as they investigate allegedly “discriminatory and xenophobic” social media posts.

Just weeks after becoming a national hero as he inspired the Pumas to their first win over the All Blacks, Matera is under fire for tweets he allegedly made between 2011 and 2013 relating to Bolivian and Paraguayan domestic staff and black people.

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