Nico Williams cites education as key to eradicating racism in Spain

Nico Williams is enjoying life after a strong start to the season with athletic club and a first call to Spain. Saturday against Switzerland, he will have the chance to make his debut.

Unfortunately, one of the hot topics in Spain is the racism that Vinicius Junior suffered on Sunday night at Civitas Metropolitano.

In an interview with Markthe issue was raised with him after he said there were a lot of good people in Spain. williams was asked if this applied to all of Spain after Sunday’s events.

“Yes, I think there are a lot of good people here. The racists are very small groups that we must eradicate. In general people are very good and help a lot those who come from abroad. We are very grateful because they offered us this help.

He was also asked if he had personally experienced racist abuse, given his older brother Inaki.

” Hopefully not. But I saw my brother a little frustrated in this regard. I think they are part of football and I hope people think and reflect on what they are doing and it ends.

The investigators, Jose Felix Diaz and Miguel Angel Lara, offered education as a solution.

“Yes, it starts very young. No one is born racist. Education at home, education at school and I think that little by little racism will disappear.

While it’s only natural that he would be asked about it as one of the few black players in the Spanish national team. There are benefits to having the discussion and the platform for those most affected. Similarly, it is difficult to demand answers to racism in a country from a 20-year-old joining the senior Spain team for the first time.