Garcia speaks at UEFA diversity conference

Roma manager Rudi Garcia spoke at the UEFA: Respect Diversity conference in Rome. Here are his words:

“UEFA always fought for integration. The values and the power of football mean that it is accessible to everyone regardless of skin colour, religion, the customs of a player. What is important is whether he is a good player or not and that’s a great lesson in terms of integration into our actual society. Players and coaches have to be role models in terms of behaviour.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.