Sport has said enough. It’s kind of hurt every time Procicat announces new restraints “without any support or help.” That is why the platform has been promoted from Girona It’s enough which wants to be a protest movement to recover the activity of the sector. After dozens of clubs, coaches, athletes, managers and fans from all over Catalonia have joined, the platform has convened a mobilization in front of the pavilions of each municipality this Saturday, January 9, at noon.
Among all the protests, the one of Fontajau next Saturday January 23 at 12 noon (when there is no longer municipal confinement) that will be one large unit concentration. “With the new restrictions, sport is once again the big loser. We don’t realize it, but we are harming the grassroots teams and mortgaging the future of the sport,” Spar Girona wrote in its account this morning. from Twitter.
In addition, Enough has made a manifesto on Change.org to claim that “sport is health, education and welfare,” calling for “dialogue” with government officials, the return of the public and assuring that ” we will win this match “because as they recall in the text there is no evidence to certify that” that organized sports practice is no focus of contagion or spread of the virus. ”
It’s enough!!! SPORT is safe !!! Enough to criminalize us
We, the undersigned (coaches, athletes, managers and / or sports fans, clubs and sports organizations), in the face of the management of the pandemic and the new measures taken by the Government of the Generalitat would like to inform you that:
Our clubs and organizations have made a great effort to make sports a safe space by adapting to the necessary regulations, investing resources in charge of the clubs. The Government does not have any study, nor any certainty, that certifies that the practice of organized sports is no focus of contagion or spread of the virus, because otherwise, we are sure that they would have made it public. On the other hand, the coaches, athletes and / or managers who are at the foot of the track know that the diagnosed cases, infections and quarantines within our teams are still testimonial and very far from that of other areas of our day to day. The same arguments that serve in education do not seem valid for indoor sports; and that a classroom is much smaller than a pavilion, and everyone knows that the ratios per classroom are not the desired ones, our full solidarity with the bodies of teachers and professors.
Given the restrictive measures taken by the Government of the Generalitat (and comparing them with those adopted in other activities such as cinemas, circuses, theaters, restaurants, trade or religious events …) we find that we are the most punished sector, without any basis, as we have stated above, and therefore criminalized. We demand that the Government listen to the voice of grassroots clubs and entities and stop prioritizing the voice of private lobbies in the world of sport (sports complexes, swimming pools, …) that only defend their business interests, far from the ‘grassroots sport and associationism that politicians so often applaud at events, when they come to visit us.
We are sure that government officials who have been implementing these restrictive measures for many months are unaware of the reality of grassroots sport and its benefits for the children of our country. We do not say, organizations like the WHO have published it in the midst of a global pandemic. We want to think that it is out of ignorance, and that these decisions are not made because grassroots sport is the ass of blows and the weakest link in our society … or is it really that ?. We do not want to believe that it is legislated thinking about who will complain more or less, or who does not have this capacity to complain, in this case, girls and boys who play sports.
Seeing how attendance at cinemas, theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, religious ceremonies, and circuses is allowed at 50 percent of its capacity, we feel bewildered and powerless at not receiving the same treatment. What could be the reason for this grievance? We never got an answer, despite asking insistently. We want dialogue, and that our members and fans can return to the pavilions in those competitions that are allowed and now have to be played without an audience, a grievance with respect to most clubs that play leagues in Spain.
These arbitrary measures and the damage that is being done to sports clubs, WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT OR HELP, are shaking and endangering one of the treasures of our country. We are still there in time, but we demand respect and feeling listened to.
Soon our country will experience new elections to the Parliament of Catalonia. Given how we have been treated, how we have been abandoned and how we have been criminalized by the Government, we want to tell you that: WE WILL NOT VOTE if you are not able to treat sport and athletes (especially children and girls) as they deserve. During the campaign we ask that you do not have the arrogance to convene political events in those facilities that close to us. If they are not used for sports, they cannot be used to be heard and applauded.
Throughout these months, despite the difficulty we know there is, and the efforts that some have made, you have ignored, ignored and despised the requests, prayers and voices of the Federations, the UFEC, as well as nothing has been the representation of EsportCat and its Secretary General. That while they have raised their voice and their complaint, they have not been heard and have been despised. That is to underestimate the whole world of sport. Now is the time to listen, loud and clear, to the voices of those of us who are on the tracks every day, with the children and young people of our country. Now is the time for those of you who wanted to be invisible and silenced.
For all these reasons that we have explained to you, we want to propose the following calls for protest:
Concentrations next Saturday, January 9 in front of all pavilions and sports venues at 12:00
Large unitary rally on January 23 in front of the Girona-Fontajau Pavilion at 12:00
Mobilization of the entire social network of the sport affected in joint actions.
Finally tell you that you can follow us on the twitter and instagram profiles @ JanhihaProu5 and that clubs, athletes, fans, clubs and sports organizations can join the manifesto that you will find on change.org: http://chng.it / YqDjNZV2
The strength of our voice can only be felt if we all go together.
We will win this match too !!!