This article was translated by John R. Bopp

The Fox Sport Italia website has just shown a clip from the documentary “Six Dreams”, produced by Amazon Prime Video, which takes us behind the scenes of the 2017-2018 La Liga.

The clip stars Iñaki Williams, the Basque player for Athletic Bilbao who explains that being Basque has nothing to do with sin color, but rather “feeling like you belong,” which is all that matters.

What really caught our attention was how the interviewer focused not on how hard it is for a black person, because of his skin color, to play for Athletic Bilbao, but rather on how hard it is for anyone to play for Athletic Bilbao.  We mustn’t forget that it’s a team that many great footballers would love to play for, but will never be able to. In fact, the player admits how proud he is that he was able to achieve it.

Williams’ response is strength in and of itself.  We’ve been bored to tears by all the absurd, bad-faith articles that accuse Athletic of having broken its tradition, letting someone play who was black, and therefore not Basque.  We’ve blogged about this before.

Williams once again explains the obvious.  He gives a perfect response to something that long ago should have stopped being a question.

Fox Sport Italia – 10/8/2018 – Italia

“Come può un nero giocare nell’Athletic Bilbao?”: risponde Iñaki Williams

Tutto quello che non si è visto della Liga 2017/18. A raccontare il dietro le quinte del campionato spagnolo è un documentario dal titolo “Six Dreams”, prodotto per Amazon Prime Video. Tra i passaggi più belli e significativi c’è sicuramente quello che ha come protagonista l’attaccante dell’Athletic Bilbao, Iñaki Williams.

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Our readers may not be able to see the video on the Fox Sport Italia website, so we’ll link to the video on the El Correo website, which also does a much better job explaining it.

Last Updated on Dec 20, 2020 by About Basque Country

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