These are the most important sports news of the week .
These were the most relevant sports news of this week. Photo: Unsplash
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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James Rodríguez scored his 100th goal at Everton
Colombian footballer James Rodriguez scored a goal for Everton in their game against Crystal Palace on Monday. It was a triumphant return for James, who had not played for more than a month and has been the target of constant criticism from the European press.
With that goal, James reached 100 in Europe, which places him among the Colombian soccer players with the most goals abroad.
The case of racism between Valencia and Cádiz gets complicated
At the close of this edition, the case of racism between the player of Cadiz Juan Cala and the player of Valencia Mouctar Diakhaby continues to give something to talk about. Cala proffered a racial slur at Diakhaby in a La Liga game last Saturday. However, the player from Cadiz denies the accusations and affirms that a "media lynching" has been undertaken against him.
This Tuesday Valencia released a press release in which he assures that the "do not believe" Cala. The team assured that: "Cala has lost a great opportunity to accept his mistake and apologize to the affected player."
¡ESCÁNDALO EN LaLIGA POR INSULTOS RACISTAS!— CENTRAL FOX MX (@CentralFOXMX) April 5, 2021
Todo lo que ocurrió en el incidente que Mouctar Diakhaby señaló racismo por parte de Juan Cala y las palabras de los DT's de Valencia y Cádiz #CentralFOX pic.twitter.com/KqZB7okfRA
The possibility of a Boycott of the Winter Olympics grows
The abuse of the Uyghurs could affect the winter Olympics in China, according to an analysis by the risk consulting group Eurasia Group.
According to this group, "Western governments and companies face increasing pressure from human rights defenders and political critics in China to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics." They also added that "activists have focused on Beijing's targeted crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, which some Western governments have called" genocide. "
A boycott by Western countries to the Winter Olympics in China could have repercussions on the part of the Asian country, which could have economic and diplomatic repercussions against countries that impede the normal course of their games.
Recently, another sporting event that has been the target of boycotts has been the World Cup in Qatar . It seems that the international community is falling more and more heavily on those countries that violate human rights.
El Departamento de Estado dijo que la administración de @JoeBiden está considerando un posible boicot de los próximos Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Beijing para protestar contra el historial de derechos humanos de China. — Mientras, #Colombia aplaude el avance chino en DD HH https://t.co/WEzB0FrJOt— Vladdo (@VLADDO) April 7, 2021