Racist behavior cannot be tolerated—Inaki Williams

Ghana forward Inaki Williams says racist actions cannot be tolerated in football in the wake of the latest racist incident to rock the Spanish League.

He said this in an interview with Bilbao media after Athletic Bilbao’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in a Spanish League matchup this past weekend.

Inaki’s younger brother, Nico, was racially abused in the first half and forced the game to be halted to address the issue before the match resumed.

Nico scored for Bilbao and pointed to his skin in celebration before getting a hug from Inaki who spoke out strongly against the racist chants.

”It’s not the first time it has happened. In these type of things we have to build together not only in football but a good world in which these type of actions cannot be tolerated. I think this scourge has to end. I think that in the end, people have to understand that it is not easy to put up with this type of insult.”

The Williams brothers are of Ghanaian heritage, but Nico plays for Spain and Inaki for Ghana’s Black Stars, and both helped Bilbao win the Copa Del Rey for the first time in 40 years.

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