“I think our problems in the National Football League along those lines are minimal,” he said. “We are a bond of merit, you earn what you get, you get what you earn.”
“I don’t see racism at all in the NFL. I don’t see discrimination in the National Football Association,” Fangio added. “… we are lucky. We all live together, join together for one common goal, and we all mix and mix enormously. If society reflects the NFL team, we will all be great.”
Of the 32 teams in the National Football League, only four have a major coach other than white. Of the five vacancies for on-the-job training during the break, only one was filled by a non-white person when Ron Rivera, a Hispanic, was appointed by Washington. Only two of the current general managers are minorities.
On May 19, the National Football Association announced the implementation of improved diversity policies and the expansion of Rooney’s base, which required teams to meet a minority coach whenever a lead coach was opened.
Now, clubs will be required to meet at least two minority candidates for the position of lead coach; At least one minority candidate for any of the three coordinators vacancies; And at least one external minority candidate for senior football operations or the position of general manager.
Minorities and female candidates must also be included in front office operations for high-level positions such as club president and chief executives in communications, finance, human and legal resources, football operations, sales, marketing, sponsorship, information technology, and security positions.