Paula Dapena refused to stand up to greet Maradona

Spanish player Paula Dapena made headlines worldwide after refusing to stand a minute of silence to mourn the departure of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, but the incident did not go unnoticed.

A player from Viagis Interest, a third-class club in Spain, sat on the floor and turned her back while her teammates stood for a minute of silence, and Paula Dapena said she refused to stand up for “a rapist, aggressor, and homosexual.”

After this incident, Paula Dapena was subjected to a fierce attack on communication sites. She spoke about her “sudden shame” in an interview with the Spanish “Marca” radio, confirming that “if the time comes back to me again, I will undoubtedly do it again.”

She continued, “Last Thursday was the day of the elimination of gender violence, and there was a minute of silence for an abusive man and not for the victims… Because of my feminist idealism, I could not salute Maradona.”

“For me, Maradona was a great footballer, but he was not a desirable person … I think you need values ​​as well as skills,” she said.

“I have received support from everyone in the club, and some on the communication sites, and I also received death threats for me and my teammates … this is the world of social media,” she concluded.

Source: Spanish Press

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