team Manager Pep Guardiola from the English football champion Manchester City has made on the occasion of the recent insults against his player Raheem Sterling for a no-compromise approach against racism. “Racism is everywhere. People look more on the football, but he is not only there,” said Guardiola ahead of the group game in the Champions League on Wednesday against TSG Hoffenheim. “We have to fight to achieve a better Situation for all.”
Sterling had been abused in a League game at Chelsea FC from some home fans. The English police are investigating allegedly racist insults. Chelsea fined four persons preliminary stadium bans.
Guardiola welcomed the reaction of the Chelsea FC. “If this would happen in my club, we should do the same,” he said. “We need to fight for human rights and a better society. This is the message of the policy. We must defend democracy as well as we can.”
It is okay to criticize Sterling when he “shit” games, said Guardiola, “But because of his skin color? This is absurd. Therefore, we must protect him.”
Sterling had reported on Sunday. He criticized the British media, which would help in the process of “fueling racism”. Specifically, the national player threw the Newspapers to report on players depending on their skin color. As an example, Sterling called the reporting on the two young team-mates, had bought a house for her mother.
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Good morning I just want to say , I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to be heard I want to speak up. Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I dont expect no better. For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for there are mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the news papers get there message across is for the young black player and then for the young white payer. I think this in unacceptable both innocent and have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light. Which helps fuel racism to aggressive behaviour, for all the news papers that dont understand why people are racist in this day and age all i have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity to give all players an equal chance.
“you have my reaction to see that I had to laugh – because I don’t expect anything Better,” had Sterling written to the insults during the match against Chelsea. This response was also impressed with Liverpool’s team Manager, Jürgen Klopp. “I thought that his reaction was simple. I’ve seen his face, and he has given the right answer, by not responding to these people,” said Klopp. “You deserve no response or any Form of respect. As long as people are stupid enough to do something like this, you need to be punished.”
sterling’s team-mate Leroy Sané said it was “very sad” that there are still such incidents. “We are all on Raheems page, but he is a strong guy.”
Sterling was already in the run-up to the football world Cup in Russia, in the center of a discussion about racist coverage of the British tabloid media.