Guardiola was asked if Spain should follow the English soccer strategy to combat racism since the 1980s, marked by episodes of discrimination that made the authorities react.
“They should. Here they are very strict. They know what they have to do“, he claimed.
We must accept diversity as a strength and we are far from it
“Of course, racism is a problem everywhere, not just in a specific place. Anywhere there are people who can think that they are better than their neighbor, that they are better than others, in all generations and in all places,” he said.
“We must accept diversity as a strength and we are far from it,” he added.
The ex-player and former coach of FC Barcelona fears that in the Spanish League it will be difficult to eradicate racism.
“Hopefully it could have been a step for things to improve in Spain, but I’m not optimistic. I know the country a little and I’m not really optimistic“, he pointed out.