This Spanish journalist has slammed Pep Guardiola for making people believe Spaniards “are Nazi Germans who look in the other direction as Jews are being killed.”
Renowned Spanish journalist Francisco Gonzalez had some harsh words for Manchester City boss Guardiola during his Spanish radio programme Tiempo de Juego (Game Time) recorded for Cadena COPE based in the Spanish capital Madrid this Saturday 19th October.
Gonzalez’s criticism came after a press conference on Friday in which Guardiola said: “I will do whatever it takes to defend human rights here, in Alsasua, Madrid… in Arabic countries, wherever”.
The Machester City boss was referring to his criticism of the Spanish Supreme Court’s sentencing of nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison which led to various protests around Barcelona. Guardiola released a video describing the sentencing as a “direct afront to the human rights”.
Gonzalez slammed Guardiola’s comments in a sarcastic tone saying: “If he defends Human Rights as he said yesterday, he is a superhero, the great Pep Guardiola has always defended Human Rights.
“We saw him in South Africa during apartheid in the ’80s, we also saw him in the city of Berlin during the Berlin Wall.
“Stop insulting our country, defend independence but do not go around spreading sh*t about us.
“That is what bothers us, that you make us think we are Nazi Germans who look in the other direction as Jews are being killed.”
This marks the second time Gonzalez has criticised Guardiola after he called him and former Barcelona superstar Xavi Hernandez “lamejeques” which loosely translates to “sheikh a*se kissers”, last week as the two both work for clubs partly-owned by sheikhs. Hernandez is the manager of Qatar Stars League football club Al Sadd, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, a member of the Royal House of Thani.
The programme airs on Saturdays and Sundays and according to the Association for the Investigation of Media (AIMC) in a General Study of Media (EGM) conducted in 2018, it ranks as the second-most listened to sports radio programme in Spain with over 1.4 million listeners between both days.
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