Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Man City Guardiola coach supports Rushford and Sterling
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said he was against the actions of critics, whom he described as "stupid" who say some English Premier League players like Marcus Rashford and Rahim Sterling must focus only on football.
Manchester United and England striker Rashford launched a successful campaign to provide meals for schoolchildren during the summer vacation.
Manchester City player Sterling, one of the most important elements of the England squad's first squad, supported anti-racism protests after the killing of an unarmed black man, American George Floyd, while he was in police custody in Minneapolis.
Guardiola said before confronting Arsenal with the resumption of the English Premier League on Wednesday: "Maybe there are some idiots who do not believe you are a human being."
He added: "We can have an opinion like a doctor or even like a politician."
"We are human beings. Why do we not express our views for a better society? And this is what Rahim Sterling did many times or some other players in our club or Marcos Rashford or others did."
He asserted: "Fortunately for them, they have enough, so they are doing it to obtain a better place for the lives of their families and their children and for the next generation ... I admire such behavior."