“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