Misael Rodriguez, Mexican Olympic boxing medalist in Rio 2016, joined the criticism of the Mexican Women’s Softball Team, who threw their uniforms in the trash before leaving the olympic village in Tokyo Japan.
“I have never liked that a gringo represents Mexico“, Placed The Chinese in their stories of Instagram where he quoted the news. “It is an insult, only true Mexicans can feel and represent those colors that mean so much.”
Rodriguez He was the boxer who broke the nearly 16-year drought of Mexican boxing without a medal, by winning bronze in Rio 2016 in the category of medium weights. The last one to stand on the podium for Mexico It was Christian bejarano in 2000.
After his performance, he decided to take a leap to professionalism, where he has obtained 10 wins in the same number of fights, but his last contest was on September 28, 2019, when he beat Brandon Maddox.
The actions of the women’s team flooded social networks, after the Olympic boxers Esmeralda Falcon Y Brianda tamara vega They will denounce the uniforms in garbage bags with photographs.
Complaint from boxers
“This uniform represents years of effort, sacrifice and tears,” he tweeted. Brianda tamara. “All Mexican athletes yearn to wear it with dignity, and today the Mexican softball team sadly left it all in the garbage of the Olympic villages.”
The Mexican ninth was made up mostly of players born in the United States and despite the fact that some of them previously expressed their pride in representing the country, their attitude was harshly criticized by the president of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Carlos Padilla Becerra, who assured that they did not want to carry the tricolor flag.
Likewise, the president of the softball federation, Rolando Guerrero, commented that it was due to being overweight that it was decided not to take them on the plane back home.