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Since last Sunday and the trip of Real Madrid on the lawn of Valencia, the world of football is in support of Vinicius, victim once again of racist insults. After receiving support from all over the world, the Brazilian international also saw Pep Guardiola speak on this subject, explaining that the Spanish authorities should follow the example of those in England:
“They should, yes. They are very strict here, they know what they have to do. But racism comes from all sides, not just in one place. It’s a general problem. We were raised in the idea that we are better than our neighbours, that we are better than others. But our generations come from all over the world. Our ancestors come from immigration, wars, dictatorships. People who had to leave their country, create their family, maybe go back to their country of origin. The problem is that racism is everywhere. And not only in terms of color or gender, but also in attitudes. We believe that our country is better than the others, that our language is the best…”
Guardiola not optimistic on the issue of racism in Spain!
He then continued, not hiding his pessimism about the possibility of seeing things change:
“The more we travel, the more we realize that we are all equal, we accept diversity. But we are still far, really far. I hope that what happened around Vinicius could be a stage, a step forward for the issue of racism to move forward. But I’m not very optimistic, especially knowing Spain, about the possibility of this happening. A lot of black people are stepping forward to defend what they shouldn’t have to defend. Let’s hope that justice will succeed,” he concluded in remarks reported by Real France.
Pep Guardiola: “Here they are so strict. Racism is a problem everywhere – It’s not specific to one place. Hopefully it can be one step to getting better in Spain but I’m not optimistic.”
— Real Madrid Info ³⁵ (@RMadridInfo) May 26, 2023
To sum up
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken out about the racist insults uttered against Vinicius. And unfortunately, the Citizens boss doesn’t think things will improve in Spain.