Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (52) expressed his view that racism in Spain will not be eliminated easily.
Vinicius Junior (22), a Real Madrid striker, went on a La Liga expedition to Valencia, Spain on the 22nd (Korean time) and was horribly racist by Valencia fans. The perpetration of racial discrimination was even more shocking because it was done by a group rather than a minority. Even before the game, the fans chanted in droves, ‘Vinicius is a monkey’. The match started and the racist acts became more severe. When Vinicius caught the ball, he taunted him by shouting ‘monkey’. One spectator imitated the monkey’s movements in the stands near the Valencia goal.
Vinicius protested to the referee, but the racism did not stop. Eventually, Vinicius wept. After the game, he said to his social network service (SNS), “I’m sorry to the Spaniards, but in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. I have a hard time defending myself against this that keeps happening, but I will fight against racism.” lost.
Since then, the controversy has intensified. Fans all over the world were outraged, as well as Brazilian President Lula and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, demanding improvement in La Liga’s racial discrimination. Brazilians protested against racism in front of the Spanish consulate in Sao Paulo.
Real Madrid players staged a performance against racism in a home game on the 25th, wearing uniforms with the number 20 of Vinicius and the name engraved on them, and hanging up a hanging sign that read, “Racists are expelled from football.” The Valencia club was sentenced to partial closure of the stadium and a fine of 45,000 euros (approximately 63.92 million won) by the Spanish Football Federation. At the time, three spectators who were racist at the stadium were also arrested by the police.
According to British ‘Sky Sports’ on the 26th (Korean time), Guardiola was asked what the English Premier League (EPL) can learn from Vinicius Junior’s case of racism.
In response, Guardiola pointed out that racism is not a problem unique to Spain. “Racism is not just happening in one place, it’s a problem everywhere,” he said. “It’s not just gender, it’s skin color and attitude. People believe their country is better than other countries and their language is better than other languages. We all do that,” he explained.메이저놀이터
“We have to accept human diversity as a strength, but we don’t,” said Guardiola. No,” he said, indicating that racism in Spain is not an easy problem.
Guardiola has consistently spoken out against racism. In June 2020, three years ago, when the players’kneeling’ ceremony was held in the game between Man City and Arsenal, they supported it and said, “White people must ask for forgiveness for what they have done wrong to black people for 400 years. I am ashamed of what white people did.” I have given advice.