Madrid (EFE) racist in no way.”
“We have to say, clearly, forcefully and without nuances, that sport and racism are absolutely incompatible,” said Feijóo, who has supported the mayor of Madrid and candidate for re-election, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, in an act together with the tennis coach Toni Nadal in the Ciudad de la Raqueta in the capital.
Feijóo has argued that “sport is education and education is the opposite of racism” and that when some people, “very few”, try to give an image of Valencia or another city, they must be “very clear and forceful”.
In the final stretch of the campaign, Feijóo, Almeida and Rafa Nadal’s uncle, who has joined the PP foundation, Reformismo21, have staged an act on education and sport in which the attendees have applauded the tennis player from Manacor, the that the leader of the PP has wanted him to recover from his physical setbacks.
Garamendi: “Unfortunate action against a person and unfortunate the image of Spain”
The president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, considers that the racist behavior to which the Real Madrid player was subjected was “regrettable” both in what affects the player and in what refers to the image of Spain.
“It is a regrettable performance against a person and it is a regrettable image of Spain before the world,” said Garamendi after a meeting in Madrid with the president of Siemens, Agustín Escobar.
“Sport precisely transmits values that are the opposite. What a series of madmen do, which is not the majority of those who attend the field, is horrible, ”he said.
“It is something that must be tackled. Violence against a person who is the same as everyone else, that radicalism, is totally removed from the values of sport, ”she indicated.
Unai Simón: “I understand that Vinicius explodes”
The international goalkeeper of Athletic Club Unai Simón has also said that he understands that “players like Vinicius explode” when they receive racist insults, as happened to the Real Madrid striker on Sunday at Mestalla, since “there comes a time when it saturates” that behavior on the part of some fans.
“Those things should not happen in football, neither in Spanish nor in any other side. There are certain comments that should not be allowed or put up with and I understand that there comes a time when players like Vinicius explode”, said Unai Simón at the press conference that he offered in Lezama prior to Thursday’s league match against Osasuna in The Sadar.
“I’m sure Vinicius doesn’t want to act that way, but there comes a time when he saturates,” continued the international goalkeeper.