How does it sound in an update from the Sky Sports host David Jones in an update on Twitter.
the Cause must be found in an episode that took place after the match between Chelsea and Tottenham. A battle in which racism once again came on the agenda, as stadionspeakeren repeatedly had to break into.
"Racist behavior interferes with the fight," it sounded during the purge, where it was Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, it went beyond. And it was after the match Gary Neville to shout up in the studio with David Jones.
"I mentioned some weeks ago that we just had an election here in the country, where the leaders of both major parties constantly over the last few months have fanned the fire in relation to racism, and they accept it also in their parties," said Gary Neville and continued:
"If it becomes accepted at the highest instance, we're talking not just the micro level. It is at the very highest level. It is the same today (during the fight, red.). You might say, it's about a single person, but it is a far greater problem, and there must be done something quickly. And so we must encourage the players to leave the field and stop the action, while it stands on."
And here he was then stopped by the David Jones, that broke off. He said that he was going to have to say that 'it was Gary Nevilles opinion and not Sky Sports' position'.
Something, obviously irritated Neville, who asked him if he was agree with what has just been said.
"Whether I have it or not, is irrelevant. I am here to create balance in the debate," said David Jones during the program.
Now he has decided to say sorry, it was not his intention to shut down the racism debate. But it was not clear enough, he admits now.
'I was going to have to mix me, as Gary said, the two political parties bear the blame. But I did not clearly enough. For I say that without a doubt I'm sorry,' writes David Jones, and continues:
'I would never intentionally shut down for a discussion about racism. I have worked for Sky for over 20 years and know they share my position, that is, that no forms of racism should be tolerated. And that is why I am really disappointed and sorry for tonight,' concludes David Jones.
After the fight was the problem of racism also italesat of the players. Among other things, said the Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicuet, that it was Rudiger, who made him aware of the ugly heckling. And then took the captain, so grab the match referee.
"We are very concerned and aware of the problems with racism. It must be stopped. It is a problem not just in football, but also in general in the society." said Cesar Azpilicuet after the match, which Chelsea won with 2-0.
in Addition to the red card to Son - and the racist songs - got Chelsea awarded a penalty kick after a too heavy and clumsy action from the Spurs-goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
Also here it required, however, that judge Taylor was the situation for review by WAS team, before he could take the correct decision.
Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 09:00