the essentials In recent days, a video has made the rounds on social networks and moved Internet users. It shows a young black girl being the only one on her gymnastics team not to receive a medal during a competition in Ireland, which took place over a year ago.
The Irish Gymnastics Federation is at the heart of a controversy and is the target of a wave of indignation on social networks. The reason ? A video has been widely relayed in recent days where we see a young black girl being completely snubbed during an awards ceremony. She is the only one on her gymnastics team not to receive a medal.
Welcome to Ireland where people get away with racism! This little black girl broke my heart. Don’t skip this post without leaving a million heart for her. Make her famous… pic.twitter.com/YYMIP1IALZ
— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) September 22, 2023
If the facts date from March 2022 after a competition in Dublin, it recently resurfaced because the little girl received a written apology from the Irish Gymnastics Federation this Saturday, September 23, more than a year after the facts. The girl’s parents had alleged racist behavior on the part of one of her officials.
The case is “considered resolved”
The Irish media, Irish Times, indicates that the Irish federation declared having “immediately contacted” the parents of the young girl after receiving the complaint, “in addition to immediately dialoguing with the manager in question”. After mediation and discussions between all parties, a resolution had been agreed upon by both parties and the matter was “considered resolved.”
there is no room for racism in any sport or at all !!!!
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) September 23, 2023
In recent days, the video, which has been viewed millions of times, has made the rounds on social networks and has moved the general public. Internet users were outraged about Four-time Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles said: “It broke my heart to see, so I sent her a little video. There is no place for racism in any sport or not at all.” His American teammate Jordan Chiles, an Olympic silver medalist, described the incident as “more than hurtful in many ways.”
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