The controversial tweet of the British ambassador in Chile
October 15, 2012
Jon Benjamin, the British ambassador to Chile, published a controversial message on the social network Twitter, and then he apologized.
“What are the Islands that were taken from who for what reason? Perhaps I will learn it at the National Stadium on Tuesday? I have my ticket now! “, wrote the diplomat paying poor tribute to his position.
The phrase refers to the song of Chilean fans against Argentina that says: “Argentinos, fagots, Malvinas [Falklands] were taken to you for being idiots.”
The uproar was such that Benjamin had to apologize. “I’m sorry I offended with a DM (direct message) privately published by mistake. I have much affection for my Argentine friends and respect for their team,” he wrote in his account @JonBenjamin19.
Argentina and Chile will face tomorrow from 21 hours as part of qualifying for the World Cup Brazil 2014.