Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has thrown a caution over the recently proposed rule to have the NFL teams consider black candidates for every vacant coaching position.
Wenger insisted that the rule compared to the American-style 'Rooney Rule' would not be a solution to the racial tension recently experienced in England and would even make it worse.
- I have always been against discrimination, positive or negative. Just to put a quota out, for me is exactly against what sport has to be. Sport is about competition and competence and you should be judged on whether you can do the job well.
- This rule would be a kind of racism and what we have all to fight for is competence, to put people who are good at their job. Whether they are white, black, red, no matter what colour, put guys who have a competence. That is worth fighting for, he was quoted as saying by soccernet.espn.go.
The manager also insisted that the team would bounce back from subsequent losses over the last two matches in the League and the champions league respectively.