Former Gibraltarian Athlete, Paul Ignacio, who in 1999 successfully initiated the campaign to prevent Spain from blocking a Gibraltarian athlete from participating in the World Athletics Championships has called for unity among sports bodies to stop the latest boycott on Gibraltarian hockey players and sportsmen in Spain.
In comments to Coresportgib Ignacio said ” we should stand up to THE FEDERATION as ONE. SPORTS WITHOUT FRONTIERS. All I would say is in parallel locally we must through all sporting associations and bodies link up with our counterparts and colleagues and urge them to stand up to Sports should have No Frontiers, Sports should not allow Political interference despite race, colour or nationality .”
Further adding “Sports are a vehicle of goodwill among nations, STOP POLITICISING!”
Full report in our digital Coresportgib issue this Thursday.