Vincent Kompany considers actual racism lies with the football authorities after former Belgian team-mate Romelu Lukaku became the latest victim of abuse.
Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants from the crowd through Inter Milan Serie A victory over Cagliari on Sunday.
Even the chants could be heard before and after the striker scored a penalty to win the game.
Inter lovers have defended their Cagliari counterparts.
Kompany believes the problem is in the fact businesses throughout the world are not only out of touch but lack the diversity that is necessary to attack the problem.
“It goes back to who’s predicted to make a decision on those issues, and it is in these organisations that the problems lie,” Kompany told Sky Sports News.
“The actual racism is in the fact none of these institutions have agents that may actually comprehend what Romelu (Lukaku) is moving through.
“You are working with a bunch of individuals and decision-makers that are telling him how he must think and feel about this when you’ve got no decision-makers who are remotely connected with what he’s experienced in his lifetime.
“That’s the real problem, if you go through the planks at UEFA or FIFA, the Italian League or even the English League there is a real shortage of diversity
“If you don’t have diversity in regions of power like boardrooms you then can not have the perfect decisions concerning sanctions – it’s a simple as that.”
Kompany was talking during the announcement Sky Sports would be showing that his Manchester City testimonial.
Kompany and 360 matches for City played with after joining in Hamburg, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups across the way – including among each season, before opting to depart to become player-coach at Anderlecht this summer.
Having an abysmal line-up containing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Mario Balotelli and Thierry Henry, it promises to become a night for the Belgian to renew old acquaintances as well as say a proper farewell.
“I have had such a particular time at City along with the testimonial isn’t too much a game I am simply looking forward to for myself, it’s an opportunity to say goodbye,” Kompany said.
“The club have been great for me and I’ve always provided everything I’ve had and this game is for them.
“The fact it is for charity is significant to me also – it’s part of Tackle4MCR that’s attempting to have an effect on the displaced in Manchester.
“I have been privileged to grow and grow from the city and it’s unrecognisable from 11 years ago when I first joined but it also appears to have abandoned a great deal of people behind as well.
“It feels like something we have a responsibility to try to influence and what a great chance to get through football.”
Vincent Kompany’s Testimonial Match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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