I've started this thread to respond to a point raised in the talkshow during Beast's guest appearance. He wrongly states that Athletic is racist in its policy of only local players. It's a common misconception that only those who are racially Basque are allowed to represent Athletic when that it simply not true. Anybody born in the Basque country is eligible to play for the club, whatever their origins. The policy is about a club remaining loyal to its roots and representing a community and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.