Miguel Montano files complaint against STM and claims racism/discrimination

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 10: Eric Hassli #29 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC controls the ball in the corner against Miguel Montano #32 of the Montreal Impact during their MLS game March 10, 2012 at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

You login to your twitter and look through your timeline to see what's going on a hot, sunny Wednesday. You stumble upon Miguel Montano's twitter timeline (@miguelmontano32) and read the following

Como son de racistas en montreal , no me quisieron vender un boleto para montarme al metro por q no hablo frances#encontradelracismo100% ..—

English translation

They are so racist in Montreal.They didn't want to sell me a ticket to let me in the metro because I don't speak French.

As per the Colombian striker, two STM ticket agents refused to sell him tickets and their reasons were reportedly because he did not make his request in French. Hassoun Camara was with Montano in the subway and witnessed the whole thing and will file a complaint for discrimination (not sure if it's the same complaint as Montano's or not). Obviously speaking out of anger, he also declared on twitter that Montreal was a racist city but retracted his comments later in the day, showing maturity and saying that '' Montreal is not a racist city''

Viví una situación inaceptable esta manana y estaba muy enojado es por eso que escribí mi Viví una situación inaceptable esta manana y estaba muy enojado es por eso que escribí mi comentario pero montreal no es una ciudad racista

The Montreal Impact has reacted to the incident with a press release that you can read here.

There is so much that can be written on this subject but Mount Royal Soccer's mandate is to talk about the game, the players, the team, the personalities and beyond. We will not delve into a heated political language, oh so typical.

Bonne Soiree et Bon match ce soir

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