Claude from AFTV whose personality brought joy to the sports world has sadly passed away, it has been confirmed in a statement released on Twitter from his family.
“We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.
“We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time.
“RIP dear friend, gone but never be forgotten. Gooner for life. Terry & Diesel.”
We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March. pic.twitter.com/GULZVXxsah
— CLAUDE AND THE BANSTA’S (@ClaudeBanstas) March 30, 2021
Attending games home and away, He was a popular member of Arsenal fan channel ‘AFTV’ and was well known for his passionate rants and his “IT’S TIME TO GO!” catchphrase.
Claude Callegari in July last year issued an apology after he was dropped from the YouTube channel following allegations of a racist remark.
During AFTV’s live broadcast of the north London derby on Sunday Claude was heard referring to Tottenham forward Son-Heung min as ‘DVD’, which is a derogatory term towards the Asian community with reference to the stereotype of them selling pirated DVDs.
Despite Claude’s insistence that his words were not meant to be taken as racist, AFTV has announced that he has been “removed from the channel indefinitely.”
And speaking via video on his Twitter account Claude said he regretted his words, although maintained they had been taken out of context.
As Tributes Floods a notable number of his fans and friends continues to share their heartfelt condolences to the Family.
RIP Claude, absolutely devastated by the news, a proper passionate supporter and a genuine wonderful bloke who I had the absolute pleasure of doing content with multiple times, only 9 days ago we were doing preview shows for West Ham/Arsenal.
Life is too short, RIP my friend – From Dom on Twitter
Shocked and saddened to heat the passing of Claude.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family & friends.
Our collective hearts go out to you @ClaudeBanstas ❤️
What a guy.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) March 30, 2021
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