Friday, February 29, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"I'm sure we'll have players with Chinese and Moroccan parents before long, the world is changing. It doesn't matter what color they are to us. What's important is that they are good soccer players."

-Xabier Fernandez, a spokesman for Athletic Bilbao, commenting on one of the club's two firsts from Wednesday's debut of Jonas Ramalho. Ramalho, whose Angolan father hooked up with a local, became Athletic's first ever black debutant. He also became the youngest ever to play for los leones, clocking in at 14-years-old.

Basque Team Athletic Bilbao Fields Black Player for First Time [Bloomberg]


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