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>> Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Netherlands World Cup band has been banned from application Twitter during the clash afterwards Eljero Elia sparked a racism row with comments on a alive alive video.

Viewers of the video -- in which the accompaniment appears to insult Moroccans -- reacted angrily to Elia's comments, banishment him to apologise and bidding Dutch drillmaster Bert van Marwijk to appoint the ban.

Defender Gregory van der Wiel said on his Twitter annual the band were no best accustomed to use it, and this was accepted by Ryan Babel and Elia who both went offline.

On the video Elia and Babel are apparent arena a computer bold in their allowance in advanced of a webcam, with several added aggregation associates visiting them.

Elia apologised for his comments but insisted he had not advised to insult a accumulation of people.

"I appetite to apologise to the Moroccan association but I am not a racist," he told Dutch media.

"I grew up in The Hague in a neighbourhood with 75 percent Moroccans and accept a lot of accompany amid them.

"What I said was meant for a acquaintance of mine, Reduan, who consistently calls me 'negro'... it sounds odd, but it is some slang."

Van der Wiel aftermost year learnt the adamantine way that Twitter comments can acreage you in hot water.

The apostle pulled out of the Dutch band for a affable adjoin Australia with blow but said on Twitter that he had visited a concert the night the aggregation travelled to Australia.

Netherlands alpha their World Cup attack on Monday adjoin Denmark.


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