“It doesn’t affect me that four fools mess with me because of my color”

first_imgAfter the meeting, Williams attended the media and talked about the support samples of Heliodoro and the qualification for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey: Heliodoro Rodríguez López roared against racism and violence on Tuesday during the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey between CD Tenerife and Athletic Club, in support of Bilbao striker Iñaki Williams for the racist chants he suffered last weekend at RCD Stadium. It has been a beautiful story with Heliodoro.“They did not have to do it, they feel identified with me. It has been very emotional that they remembered me, there are many invisible people who suffer racism and it is a good cause to claim. I keep it in my heart.”They have already identified the twelve who shouted at him“There have to be tougher penalties, which make them think twice if they shout again at a Chinese player, black, Moroccan or whatever color. You have to go enjoy football.”What did you think of Cornellà? Has it affected you?“It doesn’t affect me that four fools try to mess with someone because of the color of their skin. It affects me more than no remedy, but they do it.”In the sporting aspect, they had a bad time.“It was very complicated. We came knowing that things were going to make us very complicated; we have not given up. Suffering we have managed to pass.”The master squeezed him asking for more as a franchise player.“We have a very close relationship. He is always insisting on the importance I should have for the team. Being alive in the Cup was what we all wanted.”By saying that he is a franchise player, he puts him in the first ranking. Does it weigh you?“It does not weigh me, I am aware of the importance I have for Athletic and I have to prove it in the field. I have to believe myself more that I am the goal man. If I have chances, I will end up getting them.”They showed pride.“If you leave the lion with strength, it can vaccinate you. We knew that after the expulsion we had to make them a long game, we have a superior physique.”How have you lived the batch?“I have the luck of my 25 years and the potato is doing well. I have suffered a lot. When you are out you suffer twice as much, everyone has put it less Iñigo.”How is everything you demand?“Very well because I am the first to demand that he goes home when the goals do not arrive. I do not get tired of working and trying to improve. When people ask me for more, I try to score goals.”They are with the arrow up …“We are confident that we can go far; the format is attractive.”In relation to this matter, the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, said Tuesday that they have not “fulfilled” their “responsibility” after the racist insults the Athletic player received. “LaLiga as the organizer of the championship is responsible for the safety of the fan and this weekend we cannot say that we have fulfilled our responsibility, so we have to do self-criticism and reflect. We are worried about finding solutions,” said Tebas during the fifth Gala of the awards of the Association of the Sports Press of Madrid (APDM). Before the start of the meeting, the main animation group at Heliodoro Rodríguez López, stressed that they would support Williams “as a symbol of the fight against racism, which sooner or later has to disappear” from the stands and from society. A special night.“I have ended up busted, they had to put me a chair. I want to remember all the love I have received these days, they have behaved ten. It is what we need, good people, with people like that we will end racism.One more potter goes away. Let’s punch racism. They take a faithful follower, hopefully see you soon in First. My mother had a hard time, I did not understand how today I could suffer such things when she has not suffered in her life. Since the players jumped on the grass before the start of match, a banner could be seen in the stands where the message was read “no to racism” and “no to violence”. Also ‘Iñaki zurekin gaude’ (Iñaki, we are contigor). The same banner was shown during the nineth minute of the match, which coincides with the number on his shirt, the Athletic striker. In the meantime, All Athletic players jumped into the field with the Williams shirt. In the ninth minute of meeting, in addition, as it had been promoted through social networks there were songs against racism and support Williams, which was part of the initial eleven.These initiatives were promoted by animation groups organized and by fans individually during the last days, after the Bilbao player denounced that he suffered “racist insults” during the game he faced the rojiblanco team this Saturday with Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium corresponding to the twentieth first day of LaLiga Santander.last_img read more

Ancelotti and Ronaldo set for Old Trafford, Everton to land Arsenal ace? Paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester United are considering sacking manager Louis van Gaal and bringing in Carlo Ancelotti. And Ancelotti’s arrival at United could result in a sensational return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daily Star)Napoli are ready to swoop for Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela in the January transfer window. (Metro)Liverpool target Stefan Kiessling has strongly hinted that he will leave Bayer Leverkusen in the January transfer window. (Metro)Pep Guardiola faces family turmoil as they want to stay in Munich. And the news could wreck Manchester City’s plans to capture the Bayern boss next summer. Manchester United, despite insisting they will stick with under-fire Louis van Gaal, would also be interested if it all goes wrong for the Dutchman. But with Paris Saint– Germain also in the frame, Guardiola may now decide to stay in Germany. (The Sun)Everton want Arsenal star Calum Chambers as a long-term replacement for John Stones. The England defender, 20, is considering his future at the Emirates after a lack of first-team football since moving from Southampton in July 2014. (The Sun)Alan Pardew is set to join the race for Juventus striker Simone Zaza. The 24-year-old will be allowed to leave on loan and is also wanted by Watford and Norwich. But the Crystal Palace boss is ready to step in and sign the Italy striker until the end of the season. (The Sun)West Ham have put Argentina midfielder Federico Mancuello on their transfer wishlist. The Independiente star, 26, will be allowed to leave for £2.5million despite breaking into the national team and playing alongside Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. (The Sun)Remi Garde is eyeing a shock move for Julien Faubert to help save Aston Villa’s season. The ex-France and West Ham winger, 32, is a free agent and on Garde’s radar as the Villa boss looks to bolster his squad. (The Sun)Jaap Stam wants to return to English football – as manager of Fulham. Ex-Manchester United defender Stam is believed to have told Cottagers chiefs he is open to holding talks over the vacant post. The Dutchman, 43, is currently coach of Ajax’s reserves but hopes to make the step up into a hot-seat. (Daily Mirror)last_img read more

Rooney ‘humbled and excited’ as FA confirm he will return to England squad

first_img 2 An FA statement read: “Wayne Rooney is set to make his 120th and final England appearance next week, as The FA honours his record-breaking international career.“England’s fixture against the USA is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend’s charitable interests.“Manager Gareth Southgate will also name the 33-year-old in his squad to face the Americans at Wembley Stadium on Thursday, November 15 (8pm kick-off).“Following this FA initiative, the Wembley crowd will now get the chance to show their appreciation of one of England’s greats as the curtain comes down on a glittering Three Lions career that spanned three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships.” whoops Wayne Rooney is to make a sensational return to the England fold later this month, the FA have confirmed.The Three Lions’ record goalscorer will be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for a charity fundraising friendly against the USA at Wembley on November 15. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Rooney has excelled since joining DC United Most Read In Football latest gameday cracker scrap LATEST Rooney scored 53 goals for England, more than any other player in history Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF The 33-year-old, who netted 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country, ended his international career in 2017 and moved to America to join DC United in June.But he will be now make one final appearance for England against the US.Rooney said: “I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again. I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process.“Playing for England was the greatest honour of my career – so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me. It’s fitting that the match will be against the USA and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.”Rooney, who has made a big impression in the States since moving to DC United, is expected to captain England in the friendly. revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY Southgate added: “The connection between The FA and former England players is something that has always been very important to me. Acknowledging the Three Lions legacy has been a major part of our journey with this current group of young players and Wayne Rooney is a hugely significant part of that history.“This tribute to Wayne is a unique opportunity that is befitting of our nation’s record goal-scorer. We’re fortunate that circumstances have allowed us to formally acknowledge Wayne’s immense contribution to England in front of the Wembley crowd and against apt opponents given the recent impact he has made in MLS.”England host the United States on Thursday, November 15, before taking on Croatia at Wembley three days later in the Nations League.Southgate’s side have picked up four points in UEFA’s new competition, drawing in Croatia and beating Spain during the previous international break.He will announce his squad for the two games on Thursday.last_img read more