Bellerin makes a strong philosophical statement which is worth a read

We all know that the Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin likes his fashion shows and being an icon to youngsters. He has also spoken out about homosexuality in football and misogyny in society, so he is promoting equality and understanding in the future for everyone in the world.

A lot of people think he should just concentrate on football and stop having such a presence on social media but he wants to be an example to young people and if he promotes equality I can’t see anything to say against it. But he wants to improve himself as well and most Arsenal fans would say he has improved since he has started being trained by Unai Emery, and it seems that he is embracing the new regime as well as how society is improving. This interview he has had with the Arsenal website explains how he looks at the way life changes…

He said:”I think change is always scary for a lot of people. People think that because we are living in a certain way for the last 20 years, we should be living in the same way in the 20 years after, and it is not like this. The world keeps evolving, society keeps solving problems to get new ones. There’s things that you could say 20 years ago that you can’t say anymore. I think people are afraid of all this change.”

So it seems he is happy with the way the culture has changed in the world as well as at Arsenal, and he is not against trying to lead his followers to be more open in the brave new world. He continued: “It always takes one person to raise this issue in order to change. Like it happened with Martin Luther King, you know, when so many people must have been like ‘this guy is crazy’, but then thanks to people like him, as a society, we are where we are today and we’re still not even halfway to where we should be. It’s important to have people like that in order to progress and to be better people and to have a better world.”

I’m not sure if he sees himself as a messiah, but he is certainly not scared of telling people what is wrong with the world, as he told about the intolerance of gays in football, and the insults he got for his fashion sense. We need more tolerance in the world as well as football.

It is great that he is talking out although some people think he should shut up. He is an example to the young Arsenal fans and if he preaches tolerance and equality, surely that is a good thing?



  1. Break-on-through says:

    He should probably use his celebrity to speak out at certain things when they come up. What did he say when those Che fans were in Paris I think, when they stopped some people from getting onto a train in their own country, while racially abusing them. Or when Donald Trump defended the KKK march, saying that the people attacked and mowed over were just as much to blame. And I’m sure there must be a war going on somewhere, probably allot of them. I don’t think homophobia is as big as it was, they aren’t afraid to come out any more. It even seemed it became almost popular. And I think, people who have very strong homophobic feelings, there is usually more to that than what is being said. Not that I’m having a go at Bellerin, he has a right to speak however he wants. This comes across like a bit of a rainy day thought whilst looking out your window. “Imagine all the people, etc etc…

    1. gotanidea says:

      But homophobia is still very strong in some religious countries

      Regarding Bellerin’s comment, I agree that it usually only takes one person with different idea to make noise in the society. A difference is good, but the society could punish the person and he must be willing to face the consequences

      Bellerin is brave in conveying his opinions, but I wish he does the same in the field. He had better focus more on his football, rather than replying to the journalists

  2. Bin Adam says:

    What a intellectual statement.

  3. ken1945 says:

    Power to the young man.
    Isn’t he just doing what we all do on here, voicing an opinion?
    Every generation has it’s movers and shakers.
    I personally admire the fact that he feels strong enough and confident enough to do this.
    Take it on board if you agree, let it go if you don’t.

    1. jon fox says:

      Yes, I am firmly with you on this one Ken. There are many things in life more important than football and anyone worth their salt should be standing up for these things. I am not a great Bellerin fan as a DEFENDER; I don’t believe he can defend, but that is irrelevant in this debate. So more power to his elbow!

  4. Big G says:

    I believe everyone is entitled to have their own say on any given subject so good on Bellerin.
    I just wish he was more of a man on the pitch.

  5. Taiwo says:

    The world most times bully the first guy who maybe speak against the “order” but i think Bellerin like anyone else is entitled to air their opinion on critical subject matter.
    Nice one brave Bellerin!

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