The Government shows its support for Ana Peleteiro: “Intolerance will never break your strength”


The Minister of Education, Vocational Training and Sports, Pilar Alegría, showed this Friday “all” her support for the athlete Ana Peleteiro, after receiving racist insults on social networks, although the Government spokesperson insisted that “intolerance will never break ” His strenght”.

“Dear Ana, all my support and my love. I am one of that vast majority of Spaniards who feel great pride in seeing you compete. Never stop raising our flag. Intolerance will never break your strength. We are at your side,” the minister said in a message on social networks.

The Galician, who is competing in the Outdoor European Championship in Rome, reported that since this Wednesday she began to receive “countless racist comments on social networks.” “There have been many that I have been deleting and blocking, but of course they continue to leave messages of hate and contempt every time I upload any type of video with the clothes of my selection,” she said.

“It makes me very angry and helpless, but above all sad, that these types of people continue to exist today; that they continue to allow these comments, without any type of retaliation. My heart hurts a little, but I know that I will turn these emotions into strength so that all those who mock or challenge our nationality, put their hand on their chest when listening to the anthem of Spain thanks to our successes,” concluded the athlete on ‘Instagram’.

Given this, the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, also showed him his “affection” and “solidarity” and those of the “immense majority of Spaniards.” “We are very proud of you. We will not rest until we eradicate racism and hatred, an expression of prejudice and fanaticism. I send you a big hug,” he concluded.