tanique33 (tanique33) wrote in ontd_football,
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A suggestion and a response about the Busquets/Marcelo incident!

I decided to go beyond UEFA and try media outlets. I wrote goal.com, Guillem Ballague, sky sports, Grant Wahl. I wrote UEFA too, but you can imagine I don't have much faith in them. I just wanted to suggest that other people reach out directly to any media outlets you can think of.

I will post the response, I recieved, after the cut. I know goal.com gives crap stories, but the fact is they're really popular and they have a voice. Anyway, that is my suggestion, beyond UEFA. I didn't expect such an immediate response and I didn't expect them to take it seriously. So, I'm encouraged that at least we can be heard!




Thank you very much for getting in touch.

At Goal.com we take anti-racism extremely seriously. The difficulty in this instance is that unless there's a formal allegation made, or the victim acknowledges it, we are on shaky ground both legally and morally to make accusations to that effect. This is actually the first I'd heard of this particular incident but now we'll start looking into it. In line with confirmation, though, we can only cover this if there are very, very clear grounds for doing so.

As part of our commitment to anti-racism we recently reported on the shocking abuse leveled at Teo Gutierrez in Argentina, and rest assured that if we can get concrete proof that this is happening in Spain - be it from Busquets or anyone else - we will similarly pull no punches. But because the last thing we want to do is stoke flames in the instance that Busquets in fact said something else (having not seen the video I can't speculate on that score) we will proceed with caution.

Thanks a lot,

/Ewan Macdonald
Chief Editor, Goal.com International
Tags: club: barcelona, club: real madrid, very serious
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