This Tuesday the news was known that Andrea Iannone was severely sanctioned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS). The body heeded the request of the World Doping Agency (WADA) and sentenced to 4 years without officially competing in any professional motorcycle category. However, the Italian’s response was swift.
Iannone filed his appeal about two months ago and was very satisfied with his interpretation of the facts. The pilot of Aprilia had been sanctioned in December 2019, after testing positive for Drostanalone, an anabolic steroid. This occurred in the Malaysian Grand Prix from the last season. However, the pilot claimed to eat contaminated meat.
Through his social networks, Iannone wrote a heartfelt message in which he made his feelings known after the sanction that can bury his sports career. Alex Espargaró Y Jorge Lorenzo they were the spearheads for Iannone’s fight against sports organizations around the world. Espargaró was his partner on the Aprilia team.
“They ripped out my heart”
Today I have received the worst injustice that I could have ever imagined. They ripped my heart out, separating me from my greatest love. This accusation accompanied by incorrect facts does not make logical sense. There will be an appropriate time and place for this. Because I’m certainly not giving up, “Iannone wrote, anticipating that he will appeal the sanction.
I knew I was facing strong powers, but I was hopeful. He expected intellectual honesty and the affirmation of justice. Right now I am suffering at the highest level imaginable. Whoever has tried to destroy my life will soon understand how much strength I have in my heart. The power of innocence and above all, a clear conscience. A sentence can modify the facts, but not the man, “the Italian closed bluntly.