Since last Sunday and the departure of Real Madrid to the Valencian turf, the football world has been supporting Vinicius, who once again fell victim to racist insults. After receiving support from around the world, the Brazilian international also witnessed Pep Guardiola on the subject, who explained that the Spanish authorities should follow the example of those in England:
“Yes, they should.” They are very strict here, they know what to do. But racism comes from everywhere, not just in one place. This is a general problem. We were brought up to believe that we are better than our neighbors, 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, start a family, perhaps return to their country of origin. The problem is that racism is everywhere. And not only in terms of color or gender, but also attitudes. We believe that our country is better than others, that our language is the best…”
Guardiola is not optimistic about racism in Spain!
Then he continued, not hiding his pessimism about the possibility of changing things:
“The more we travel, the more we realize that we are all equal, we embrace diversity. But we’re still far, really far away. I hope that what happened around Vinicius can be a stage, a step forward, to move the issue of racism forward. But I’m not too optimistic, especially knowing Spain, about the possibility of that happening. Many black people are coming forward to defend what they shouldn’t be defending. Let’s hope that justice will be served,” he concluded in the statements provided by Real France.
Pep Guardiola: “Here they are so strict. Racism is a problem everywhere – it is not specific to one place. I hope it can be one step to improve in Spain, but I am not optimistic.
— Real Madrid Info ³⁵ (@RMadridInfo) May 26, 2023