Zinédine Zidane reacted on Monday to the controversy over the alleged racist insults against Frenchman Mouctar Diakhaby. The Real Madrid coach wants to see football fight racism fully.
On the eve of the clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool this Tuesday during the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League (from 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1), Zinédine Zidane returned to the highlight of the weekend in La Liga : the supposed insults of a player from Cadiz against the Valencian Mouctar Diakhaby. The French coach wants to see sporting bodies show exemplarity in matters related to racism.
“What I can say is that on racism, there must be zero tolerance, dropped the former playmaker of the France team on Monday in front of the press. And nothing else! Afterwards, I don’t know exactly what happened on Sunday because I wasn’t there. All I can say is what I feel inside. It’s the same. for respect. It’s the basis of everything, respect for people. For me, it’s the most important. Afterwards, racism is zero tolerance. “
Diakhaby supported by the Spanish press
During the first half of the match between Cadiz and Valencia, Mouctar Diakhaby accused Cala of calling him “black shit” then left the pitch and refused to resume the match. After a hiatus of several minutes, play finally resumed almost normally.
This Monday, the Marca newspaper expressed its support via its one and his Valencia teammates had great attention for him on the sidelines of collective training. For his part, the alleged perpetrator of the insults against the former Lyonnais assured that he would shed light on this incident Tuesday at a press conference.
Zidane: “Fight this at all levels”
Relaunched on the subject of racism by the journalists present at the Real Madrid press conference, Zinédine Zidane again hammered home his message and calls for firmness.
“These are things that are serious but as I was not on the pitch I do not know what happened, insisted the Madrid technician. I’m just saying my feelings to me. It’s true. that to talk about racism, we really have to have zero tolerance for it. It is not just for a word that is said, we have to fight it at all levels. What I think is that our diversity is our beauty. It is precisely the difference that is beautiful in what we experience. “
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