Charlotte FC head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez, ahead of the expansion club’s inaugural MLS match this Saturday, stepped back from the buzz and excitement that surrounds their debut at D.C. United (6 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+).
The Spanish manager offered a poignant perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an escalating situation that intensified Thursday morning local time. Simply, the 37-year-old pleaded for avoiding conflict and finding peace – using his platform to get a message across.
“It is very sad to see what’s happening in the world right now,” Ramirez said in Spanish. “Those of us who have a microphone to speak to the public and cameras are responsible to say that we don’t want the lack of unity. I believe that any war in the world makes no sense and there will be innocent victims.”