Vincent Kompany considers racism lies with the soccer authorities after former Belgian team-mate Romelu Lukaku became the latest victim of abuse.
Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants from the crowd throughout the 2-1 Serie A victory of Inter Milan over Cagliari on Sunday.
Even the chants could be heard before and after the striker scored a penalty in the 72nd minute to win this game.
Inter lovers have defended their Cagliari counterparts.
Kompany considers the problem is across the world are not out of touch but lack the essential diversity to tackle the matter.
“It goes back to who’s expected to make a decision on these issues, and it’s in these organisations the problems lie,” Kompany told Sky Sports News.
“The actual racism lies in the fact that none of these institutions have representatives that can really know what Romelu (Lukaku) is going through.
“You are working with a crowd of folks and decision-makers who are telling him how he must feel and think about this when you’ve got no decision-makers that are remotely connected with what he has experienced in his life.
“That’s the real issue, if you go via the planks in UEFA or FIFA, the Olympic League or the English League There’s a real shortage of diversity
“In case you do not have diversity in places of power such as boardrooms then you can’t have the perfect choices concerning sanctions – it is a simple as that.”
Kompany spoke during the statement Sky Sports will be revealing his Manchester City testimonial on Wednesday, September 11, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Kompany played with 360 matches for City after joining in 2008 in Hamburg, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups along the way – like among every previous year, before opting to leave to become player-coach in Anderlecht this summer.
With an all-star line-up featuring the likes of Mario Balotelli, Cesc Fabregas and Thierry Henry, it promises to be a night for the Belgian state a proper farewell in addition to to renew old acquaintances, rivalries.
“I’ve had such a particular time in City and the testimonial isn’t so much a game I’m simply awaiting for myself, it is a chance to say goodbye,” Kompany stated.
“The club have been fantastic to me and I have always given everything I’ve needed and this match is to get them.
“The fact it’s for charity is valuable to me also – it’s a part of Tackle4MCR that’s attempting to have an effect on the displaced in Manchester.
“I have been blessed to grow and grow in town and it’s unrecognisable from 11 decades ago when I joined but it also appears to have abandoned a lot of people behind as well.
“It feels like something we have a duty to attempt to influence and what a fantastic opportunity to get through soccer.”
Vincent Kompany’s Testimonial Match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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