Mexican media have reported that members of the Tokyo Olympics softball team have dumped their official uniforms in the trash cans of the Olympic Village.
Softball Mexico national team players (Photo: AFP / Afro)
From Brianda Tamara Cruz Sandoval’s Twitter
Boxing representative accused on SNS
According to local reports, a Mexican boxing player participating in the Tokyo Olympics has accused the Mexican softball player of throwing his uniform in the trash can of the Olympic Village through SNS. It is said that criticism has been raised in Mexico.
Brian Datamara Cruz Sandval, the women’s boxing representative who was accused on Twitter, attached the image of the uniform thrown away in a translucent garbage bag and posted the following comment.
“This jersey is a symbol of years of effort, sacrifice and tears. All Mexican athletes crave to wear it with dignity. The Mexican softball team sadly does it all in the Olympic Village Recycle Bin. I threw it away. “
Mexico Federation apologizes throughout Mexico
In addition to uniforms, equipment such as training shoes and batting gloves were also thrown away.
In response to this situation, the Mexican Softball Federation issued a statement on SNS on the 29th. The federation apologized throughout Mexico for this fact and expressed anger at the players who abandoned their uniforms. It is said that it will investigate in the future, identify the athlete who has abandoned his uniform, and take appropriate measures.
The Softball Mexico national team finished the tournament in 4th place after losing 2-3 to Canada in the 3rd place playoff held at Yokohama Stadium on the 27th.