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The Spanish international fencing shooter Teresa Díaz has denounced through their social networks various insults and threats by a person who chased her while she was training outdoors in compliance with the alarm state regulations.
“As athletes, as women and as human beings, we should not have to endure insults or threats of any kind from anyone“, wrote.
Díaz added an additional tweet giving more details about the altercation: “In a race session, complying with security measures and legality, I have had to endure a person chasing me down the street giving me insults both personally and sexist and physical threats. “
And concluded with a “I think empathy is getting out of hand”. His message has been supported by different followers and institutions, including the Spanish Olympic Committee.
Last week, the marcher Irene Montejo denounced insults for training on the street. “They shouted at me ‘what a slut” said the athlete.
As athletes, as women and as human beings, we should not have to endure insults or threats of any kind from anyone. THANK YOU.
– Teresa Díaz (@teresxdixz) May 23, 2020