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Hector Bellerin Shares His Thoughts On Ukraine War, Believes It's 'Racist' Other Conflicts Have Been Ignored

Nasir Jabbar

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Hector Bellerin Shares His Thoughts On Ukraine War, Believes It's 'Racist' Other Conflicts Have Been Ignored

Hector Bellerin has shared his candid thoughts on the Ukraine war, questioning why this conflict has received more attention than others.

The football world has shown its support for Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched Russia's invasion of the country.

Though the lack of spotlight on the other wars going on in the world has been raised by Bellerin, who believes it's racist that other conflicts have been ignored.

Speaking to La Media Inglesa via Marca, he explained: "It is quite difficult to see that we are more interested in this war than in others.

"I don't know if it is because they are more like us or because the conflict can affect us more directly both economically and in terms of refugees."

The former Arsenal star continued by bringing up the wars in Palestine, Yemen and Iraq to reinforce his point.

"The Palestinian war has been completely silenced, no one speaks about it," he added.

"Yemen, Iraq... now Russia not being able to play in the World Cup is something that other countries have faced for many years."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Bellerin reckons the little coverage of other conflicts going on around the world is racist.

"It is racist to have turned a blind eye to other conflicts and now to have this position," he said.

"It also reflects a lack of empathy for the number of lives lost in many conflicts and we are prioritising those that are near to us."

Featured Image Credit: La Media Inglesa

Topics: Football, Hector Bellerin

Nasir Jabbar
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