INSEP: portraits of athletes vandalized with racist graffiti

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 29 June 2020 at 13h19 · Updated on 30 June 2020 at 15h39
Portraits of athletes hung on the INSEP gates have been vandalized with racist graffiti. This Monday June 29, the institution speaks about it and announces they will file a complaint. The Minister of Sports condemned these “vile actions”.

The fight against racism also takes place on sport fields. This Monday June 29, the INSEP [French National Institute of Sport Expertise, and Performance] has announced they have discovered in the morning racist insults on pictures of athletes from the Rio Olympics hung on the outdoor gates of the facility set in Paris 12th arrondissement.

Tweet reads: “INSEP_Paris harshly condemns racist insults found on pictures of athletes outside the facility. The INSEP embodies France’s diversity: women and men of all origins, who outdo themselves to make [France] win”.

Moreover, as the INSEP press release says, “the public facility that immediately saw this offence, harshly condemns these actions and will file a complaint to the police”. On the three pictures vandalized, we recognize portraits of French sport stars such as multiple time judoka world champion Teddy Riner, and even 110-m hurdle specialist Dimitri Bascou.

 

Furthermore, INSEP director general Ghani Yalouz reacted to the news. The director and his teams “will not lay low” he says in a press release, and they “will not give ground to hatred, cowardness, and stupidity”. He goes on showing “friendly and unfailing support to people that have been personally attacked”.

Tweets read: “Pictures of these vile and coward actions outside the INSEP Paris remind us the fight against racism must go on. Let us keep being vigilant. All my support to athletes and those who feel tarnished by these revolting behaviors. // INADMISSIBLE!

Latest reaction, the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu condemned these “vile and coward actions”. The government member said the “fight against racism must go on” in the sport universe, before showing support “to athletes and those who feel tarnished by these revolting behaviors”. 

Tweet reads: “INSEP_Paris harshly condemns racist insults found on pictures of athletes outside the facility. The INSEP embodies France’s diversity: women and men of all origins, who outdo themselves to make [France] win”.

Moreover, as the INSEP press release says, “the public facility that immediately saw this offence, harshly condemns these actions and will file a complaint to the police”. On the three pictures vandalized, we recognize portraits of French sport stars such as multiple time judoka world champion Teddy Riner, and even 110-m hurdle specialist Dimitri Bascou.

Furthermore, INSEP director general Ghani Yalouz reacted to the news. The director and his teams “will not lay low” he says in a press release, and they “will not give ground to hatred, cowardness, and stupidity”. He goes on showing “friendly and unfailing support to people that have been personally attacked”.

 

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