Xavier Sarda impacted on ‘Off the map’ by confessing how he ended up hitting one of his teachers. The journalist thus reacted to the continuous physical punishment by his math tutor. It was another time. “I was a good kid, but at school there were some teachers who put some hosts …”, revealed the Catalan, causing the astonishment of Alberto Chicote. “But … did you go to school?” He asked wryly. “They punished me, but they didn’t hit me.”
Sardá was not shy when he claimed that his teachers beat him, especially his math tutor. However, the Catalan ended up responding to this violence with the same coin: “There was a day that I don’t particularly remember why but I ended up pulling him, kicking him. And people couldn’t get him to get rid of me, “the journalist confessed.
Sardá, about that teacher: “He never herd us again”
The presenter of ‘Off the map’ wanted to know how that surprising and regrettable incident ended. “The director came to see what was happening and I asked him: ‘Can you hit or can’t you hit here?” The head of the school was very clear: “No, you can’t hit it, Mr. Sardá, but you are very special”. According to Sardá, that episode gave courage to many other colleagues who, like him, suffered humiliating treatment to rebel: “Then, as in an advertisement for condoms, several raised their hands and said: ‘It hits me too “. The math teacher glared at us and ignored us from then on. He never herd us again “, sentenced the one who was the presenter of ‘Martian Chronicles’.
Fortunately, Physical punishment in schools has been prohibited by law in Spain since 1987. The Catalan defended how this type of practice can turn against those who use it: “You cannot continue hitting, because people are growing and someday they’ll send you to shit“joked Sardá, who considered that using violence to teach is a frightening life lesson.
Despite this isolated event, the journalist confessed that, although he had a fight at school, he was a child who did not like conflicts. He also told what it meant to lose his mother when he was so young, since from that point on, he and his brothers began to be raised between their father and grandparents: “As a son I was a freak, but my house is very atypical. However, I woke up fast, “Sardá said.