After 40 years as a delegate of Espanyol, José María Calzón has made his position available to the club, as he explains in an open letter. The cause is the racist insults that he gave last Saturday when he got off the bus in Montilivi when his team was going to play against Girona. "You, shut up, black shit," he told one of the fans hostile to Espanyol.
"I can not hide my disappointment at the events that took place before Saturday's match at the Montilivi stadium that bother me extraordinarily and contaminate my four decades of work in a club as relevant and historical as the RCD Espanyol. what happened and never, never, never could have imagined that something like this would happen to me and I would fall into such an error, "explains Calzón.
"Go ahead that I was wrong with my action, I'm sorry and I assume to put my position at the disposal of the Board of Directors of the RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, but I would also like to explain that that same morning, at the end of the game, I went to I apologize to the offended person, but neither then nor in the repeated subsequent attempts, either individually or through the efforts made by the club, I have had an answer, I insist that I made a mistake and I deeply regret it. 40 years I have lost my composure and I have answered the insults we received as soon as we got off the team coach, but it is also the first time, in all these years, that I have noticed a 'welcome' so voluntarily tense, hostile and offensive. the local fans, "he adds.
"I would like to make it very clear, also, that I have never had racist behavior, nothing could be further from the truth, I have treated with respect and education in these 40 years players, coaches, referees and people of all nationalities, origins or religions. I consider myself fortunate to have lived with players like N'Kono, Kameni, Eto'o, Caicedo, Diop, Bikey, Wakaso, Feddal, Hadji and many others who have confessed their love and whom I continue to admire and keep a friendship that neither the distance nor the years have been able to break ", concludes ..