Oct 31st, 2017
Sergio Garcia says Spain should get closer together
Garcia chimes in on Catalan Independence
Golf and politics. Two things that go together like oil and water. From Jack Nicklaus building golf courses for Turkmenistani dictators, to well, Donald Trump. Now Sergio Garcia, fresh off his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters has spoken up about the Catalan Independence crisis in Spain.
In an interview with CNN’s Living Golf, Masters champion Sergio Garcia called for Spain to become ‘more together’, becoming the latest name to comment on the Catalan independence debate.
"The only thing I can say is what I feel," Garcia told CNN's Living Golf show, “As a Spaniard, I think that there's [already] so many bad things happening in the world, it feels wrong to separate each other."
The 37-year-old spoke to CNN near Girona, north of Barcelona, with the notable Real Madrid supporter joining the ranks of other Spanish sporting stars such as FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique on speaking out on Catalan independence.
However, Garcia reaffirmed he was expressing his own personal views, describing the issue as ‘a touchy subject’.
"Hopefully everything gets fixed and hopefully everybody's happy with the decision that comes around it… I think we should be looking into everybody. Not only Spain and Catalonia but everybody getting closer together to make this world better.”
Now that is something we can get on board with Sergio, as The Beatles once sang, Come Together.