ROME – The Minister of Sport, Vincenzo Spadafora , thanks on Facebook all the athletes, such as the rugby player of the Zebras Maxime Mbandà , who have 'taken the field' in solidarity.
“From the Italian national team to an ambulance.
Maxime Mbandà is a champion of the Italian rugby team.
When the sport stopped, he chose to become a Yellow Cross volunteer, and now he assists the weakest people in his community, also transporting Coronavirus positive patients to the hospital.
Many athletes have shown concrete signs of their solidarity.
Thank you all.
You are a living example of the beauty of the values of Sport and its more human expression ".
According to the minister, who also publishes two photos of Mbanda, one in the field with the oval in his hand and the other wearing the special coat and mask he uses when he is on the ambulance, this is “the same humanity expressed by Maxime which four months ago was made the subject of racist insults, and now writes:
'The strength and tenderness at the same time with which a granny shook my hand made me think a lot.
We are no longer white, black, yellow, Christian, Muslim, Orthodox, gay, straight …
We are all human beings and the only thing we think about is to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our fellow men ". (source ANSA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano