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10 heroes who united sports and human rights

today is world sports day. It is an opportunity to remember those heroes who were able to combine sport and rights (civil, human, social). Under the banner of inclusion so that no one feels excluded. We picked 10 – for what they did or did – take sides and be inspired.

Colin Kaepernick

On your knees, during the American anthem, for the biggest global protest in recent years. on your knees: To protest the grievances of the black minority in the United States put Donald trump Back to the wall. On his knees today: Because the 34-year-old NFL quarterback has been without a team since 2017: Those who fight for rights bend, but don’t break.

Megan Rapinoe

Football Champion: The World’s Most Famous. Champion when biased. Paladin for Civil Rights, always at the forefront of battle Lgbtqi +, an outspoken supporter of Biden (and against Trump), and willing to make time and contributions to anti-racism campaigns. A life in picture: that of his partner Sue Bird’s Olympic kiss from Tokyo in the summer of 2021.

Lewis Hamilton

This one does not sing in the choir. This is what makes hearts growl, and so do engines. do you remember? In Mugello, he went up to the podium wearing a T-shirt that read: “The cops who killed Breonna Taylor arrested“The cops who killed Briona Taylor, or the African American youth who was killed in Kentucky after being shot by three agents of the local police department, are arrested.”

Lara Logley

Athlete. And my mom. together or together. Athlete and mom. maybe you can be? Yes it can, I struggled to prove it. Playing volleyball, being pregnant, he was kicked out of her club, Pordenone Foley. Take the fight to a civilized area, not just sports. Give yourself an example because, as it has been said, “in the world of sports a woman is often an aggravating circumstance.”

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Morten Thorsby

Sampdoria footballer, Norwegian, “Green Player”, Ecologist for the natural inclination of all those who think the world is everyone’s home. baptized him Serie A “Greta Thunberg”. Morten shrugs his shoulders and goes his own way, trying to raise awareness among his colleagues about the most pressing environmental issues.

Roger Federer

You can become a tennis legend and – at the same time – offer an opportunity to thousands of children. She’s been doing it there for twenty years Roger Federer Foundation, that is, the foundation that was created to help the poorest children in Africa with educational projects. Over the years, Federer has invested nearly $14 million to build 81 nurseries. Numbers that have weight, numbers that improve life.

Astotilo Malgoglio

Unknown to many, but Astutillo was a constant stat in the 80’s and 90’s of our football. Always, since he was 20 and started working as a goalkeeper in Serie A (Brescia and Inter are among his teams), he committed the day (at 63 years old) and committed himself in the social sector to support Children with atrophy, so that they too can obtain the rights of all. At the end of 2021, the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella appointed him an officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Mohamed Ali

Bias in favor of the black minority. In 1960s America, against all. Pay dearly, because they force you to get out of the ring and take off your gloves. Prove that you are the best. Who are you, for what you do. Muhammad Ali: There is no one like him. Even today she is an inspiration to millions of children who have a virtuous idea of ​​sports.

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Billie Jean King

They provoke her: you women will never beat a man in tennis. It’s 1973. The guy’s name is Bobby Riggs. Billy beats it, in front of 90 million connected viewers from all over the world. He overcomes her with pride, talent, and heart. She beats him because she’s better. The most perverted match in tennis history will be remembered as the “Battle of the Sexes”.

Caster Semenya

Suspected toxins. Your identity is at stake. Defend it, tag it. Feeling left out, then readmission. Every sentence race, every sentence ending. Custer suffers from hyper masculinity, that is, the production of male hormones, that is, testosterone by the endocrine glands, adrenal glands and ovaries. Caster is a woman. Fighting in the courtrooms to shout it out to the whole world, to become an icon. a leg? woman? Did not matter. The person is important.

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