With regard to the FA, I understand the process that you have to carry out to prosecute any accusation of racism, in fact I am totally in favor of any persecution to eliminate this scourge of racism in sport, however I want to say that these 5 months have been most difficult of my professional career, and I don’t feel at all that the guilty verdict is a reflection of what really happened.I am sure that my family, friends, colleagues and technical bodies with whom I have worked all these years in my professional career know that I would NEVER use words with racist meaning and connotations, and that my respectful behavior towards the rival since I started my career has Always been honest and with the maximum fairplay.Finally, to thank the club, Leeds United, for the support received this time and in this process, and without any doubt thank you for the support I receive week by week of this incredible hobby that is what makes me feel stronger in complicated moments. “ Kiko Casilla has responded to the FA, in a statement insisting on her innocence. The goalkeeper, accused of racist insults, faces a penalty of eight matches and almost 70,000 euros fine. Therefore, he wanted to share with his followers a note to defend themselves and punish all types of discrimination in football, sports and society. “I feel sad and devastated. (…) I would NEVER use words with meaning and racist connotations, “writes the former Real Madrid in his social network. This is the full statement:“I feel sad and devastated for having been convicted of making a racist comment during the game last September against Charlton.First of all I want to make it clear and very blunt that racism should not be tolerated in football, in sports, nor has a place in our society.
Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir will this weekend treat audiences to performances of a new composition by a top Irish composer.Composer Elaine Agnew created ‘River of Dreams’ as part of the Peace III Projects Junior Ensemble project.Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe talented young performers of the Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir (aged 6-13) will perform the piece on Friday September 27 at in Ramelton Town Hall Theatre at 7pm. The group will also be the opening act of the 2013 Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival on Saturday September 28 in the Ballyshannon Abbey Arts Centre at 8pm.The young musicians come from all over Donegal and include singers, woodwind, brass and string players from Dungloe to Ballyshannon, as well as a percussion group from Ayr Hill school in Ramelton. They have been learning musical and orchestral techniques for the past year and are ready to show their skills by performing live this weekend.The concerts are free of charge, due to the sponsorship from the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival, and funding provided by the Peace III Projects.DMEP’s Peace III Project Coordinator, Orlaith Gilcreest, says she sees “the social and musical skills developed by these young musicians over the past year as life-long tools for cross-community interaction and successful professional musicianship, invaluable skills that will stand to these young performers longterm, as performers and as individuals in wider society.” It is recommended that tickets are booked in advance. Tickets can be booked through the DMEP office on 074 91 20012, or through 087 924 5217. Booked tickets will be on the door at each concert.DONEGAL YOUTHS TO PERFORM ‘PEACE PIECE’ BY TOP COMPOSER was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concertDMEPDonegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir