“Spain isn’t a racist country, it’s a great Country” Simeone on Vinicius’ racism Claim
Things continue to spark out in the Spanish Capital as Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone is the latest to give his opinion on the racial abuse of Vinicius Junior.
After a shocking tenth investigation was opened into racial abuse towards the Brazilian, the outrage was international, and has since been the chief talking point in Spain too.
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez condemned the racism and asked football to look at its wider culture of insulting players and managers.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti agreed with Xavi, but also wanted to see drastic measures taken.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone told MD that this was an opportunity to make a change for Spain.
“This gives us the opportunity to do things to improve.”
“From these situations that are continuous, let’s see the people involved”.
When asked if this was a point of no return for Spain and Spanish football, Simeone was not keen to delve deeper into it, and rather looked towards education as the solution.
“I don’t want to move off what I expressed before.”
After the match, Vinicius said on Twitter that Spain was a ‘racist country’, something which has received plenty of reaction. It was not a view that Simeone shared.