The French technician exceeded the limits with his statements

They accuse of racism to the technician of the Girondins, Sagnol

They accuse of racism to the technician of the Girondins, Sagnol

Published:10/11/2014 - 10:00h

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The trainer of the Girondins of Bourdeos, Willy Sagnol, has been accused of racist in the social networks. Indirectly, the French technician said that the African players are not intelligent, technicians neither disciplined, although it signalled that they are "powerful"

Willy Sagnol, during an interview in the local newspaper "Sud-Ouest", affirmed that no ficharía to African players by not being able to have of them during two months each two years. Besides, it added these words: "The advantage of the African player is that it is not expensive, is smart for the fight and is powerful in the terrain. But the football is not only this. Also it is the technician, the intelligence and the discipline". The answer of the users that listened the interview was immediate, and produced an avalanche of comments in the social networks accusing to the trainer of racist. 

Associations that struggle against the racism, like the League Against the Racism and the Antisemitism, have not taken in reacting and have announced that will leave to cooperate with the Girondins. On the other hand, Lilian Thuram, ex mate of Sagnol in the French selection, made these statements to the newspaper "L'Équipe": "The words of the technician are the reflection of a lot of prejudices that follow circulating", said, remembering that "during years Willy has played in the selection with footballers of African origin and has been able to check that some are intelligent, disciplined and technicians". 

"It is a penalty see how says this", explained. Finally, the Girondins, that fichó Sagnol this summer after the refusal of Zinedine Zidane, has issued a communiqué reporting the "reaction malintencionada of those that have misunderstood his words".


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