Cuba Condemns US Hooliganism and Hostility Towards Cuba’s Baseball Team
The Cuban government has formally condemned acts of “organized” discrimination aimed at the country’s national baseball team at the Baseball World Cup match between Cuba and the United States at the LoanDepot Park stadium in Miami, on Sunday.
Some supporters of the United States team, supposedly of Cuban origin, targeted Cuban officials and players with verbal abuse and launched objects at them. A statement from Cuba’s Foreign Ministry says;
“Objects were thrown at the players and their relatives, among whom were women, children, and the elderly, as well as at members of the delegation and representatives of the Cuban media.”
The statement continues: “the Cuban team had to face a vile and organized aggressiveness there, which contrasted with the multiple messages of support, recognition, and solidarity that it received from many people in the United States, mostly Cubans or descendants of Cubans, a good part of them from the city of Miami itself. It’s clear that the purpose of this was to destabilize our players through repeated attacks.”
Cuba also laments the fact that match officials in Miami didn’t take action to discipline violent fans. “No attempt was made to enforce the stadium rules for maintaining order and good behavior, a situation marked by clear complicity on the part of certain members of the stadium’s representatives and employees and of local authorities – in particular those responsible for maintaining order and security.”
Read the full statement here.
By Kawsachun News
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