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Brazil striker: ‘Emiratis look like terrorists’ 6, October 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in The Emirates.
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Andre, the Brazilian (soccer) striker arrived in Abu Dhabi for Brazil’s friendly with Iran this week and promptly insulted his hosts.

Everything here is lovely, but the people are all walking around in hoods and cloaks. It gave me a bit of a fright because all the staff here looked like terrorists!

I came here in a car with someone who was hooded like that, and I wondered if he was going to blow up the car!

What a little jester.

I wonder if anything will come of this. While he clearly said this as a joke I dare say that some Emiratis might not find it that funny. All it needs is for the ‘wrong’ Sheikh or magazine to get hold of it and there’ll be grovelling, profuse and confused apologies all around.

Hat tip: Dan Nolan