Yaya Touré’s claim that Pep Guardiola has an issue with Africans has been further cast into doubt with information emerging of a donation made by Guardiola – that helped save African lives.
Óscar Camps, the founder of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO dedicated to search and rescue at sea, has revealed to RAC1 that a €150,000 donation from Guardiola enabled them to fix a migrant rescue boat.
The boat, which had been detained in Italy, picks up refugees in danger in the stretch of sea between Italy and Libya. Guardiola’s donation meant it became operational again, helping to save lives of African refugees.
“Pep came to see us, he even talked about coming on the boat to help, and not only he, but other athletes are also interested in coming to lend us a hand,” Camps said.
“The Provincial Council (of Barcelona) also helps us. It is not the first time that Guardiola has taken an action of this kind.”
The Manchester City boss has previously done work with the organisation and appeared in an advert for them in 2016.
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This donation appears to have been made well before Yaya Touré’s allegations of Guardiola having problems with Africans, and after the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich and Bacary Sagna came to Pep’s defence, Touré’s claims are looking more and more suspect…
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