Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sent a strong message to the La Liga and says they should learn from the Premier League in fighting racism, after Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior was abused once again.
The Cityzens manager spent four years in Spain managing Barcelona in La Liga and believes it is a problem to “think we are better than our neighbours” and says racism is a “problem everywhere”.
Vini Jr was subject to vile chanting during a La Liga match against Valencia recently, and said Spain “belongs to racists”.
Madrid have since lodged a hate crime complaint to Spanish prosecutors.
Real Madrid have lodged a hate crime complaint with Spanish prosecutors following the racist chants aimed towards Vinícius Júnior during their game against Valencia. pic.twitter.com/XeSoJ6rzph
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Guardiola Sends La Liga Message
Guardiola was then quizzed on racism in La Liga in Friday’s press conference.
“They should (learn from the Premier League).
“Here they are so strict (on fighting racism). They know what they have to do. (But) of course, racism is a problem everywhere, it is not in one specific place.
“[It is a problem] thinking that we are better than our neighbours, we are better than the other one.
“For all generations everywhere… Our ancestors come from migrants, wars, dictatorships and [sometimes] you have to move on from countries and build families there.
“The problem is that there is [discrimination] everywhere. Not just gender or colour.”
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