Fighting: Racist inscriptions in front of the Insep

Fighting :

Photos of French athletes present in front of the Insep, including that of Teddy Riner, were vandalized during the weekend. Racist slurs have been written.

Insep denounced, on Sunday, racist inscriptions on photos of Teddy Riner and Dimitri Bascou. “This morning, racist insults were discovered on the photos of athletes from the Rio Games, displayed on the exterior gates of Insep in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes. The public establishment, which immediately noted this outrage, strongly condemns these acts and will file a complaint with the police, ”announced the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance.

The word “monkey” was written on the French judoka’s kimono as well as on a photo taken during the Paralympic Games. The portrait of Dimitri Bascou, the specialist in the 110 meter hurdles, bronze medalist in 2016, was crossed out by the term “negro”.

“Despicable and cowardly acts”

“We will not bow our heads, we will not give way to hatred, cowardice and stupidity. Today I bring my friendly and unwavering support to people who are personally attacked, ”added Ghani Yalouz, Director General of Insep, in the press release.

The Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu, for her part, evokes “despicable and cowardly acts” and supports “those who feel soiled by these revolting behavior”. These tags also made Dominique Sopo, the president of SOS Racisme, react.

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