By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz, Poland’s top-ranked WTA and ATP gamers, are utilizing their voices to name for an investigation into accusations that the president of the Polish Tennis Federations has dedicated sexual abuse of former gamers.
The pair took to social media to voice their concern after Polish MP, Katarzyna Kotula, made public claims that Skrzypczyński, abused her a number of instances when she was 13 years of age.
Kotula got here ahead after witnessing Skrzypczyński query the reliability of earlier accusations in opposition to him. These accusations had been initially revealed by Polish outlet Onet, primarily based on testimony of nameless alleged victims.
Hurkaz referred to as for the suitable authorities to analyze.
“I assist all ladies and all victims of abuse,” Hurkacz wrote. “No coach or guardian ought to use their energy and place in the direction of anybody. Any aggression, each in sports activities in addition to exterior of it must be condemned and punished. I hope that acceptable authorities will react to the press reviews with reference to the top of the Polish Tennis Affiliation. I stand with all victims of abuse.”
Wspieram wszystkie kobiety i wszystkie ofiary przemocy.
I assist all ladies and all victims of abuse. pic.twitter.com/bSkusRQQIL
— Hubert Hurkacz (@HubertHurkacz) November 22, 2022
Swiatek posted an in depth publish stating her beliefs, and hopes that the powers that be make a correct investigation.
“In the case of bodily violence or emotional abuse, crucial concern is considering and being delicate about victims,” Swiatek wrote. “Once we communicate up about one thing mistaken taking place, we’d like to consider them first and most of all.
“I am in opposition to violence, in sports activities, in tennis, in each self-discipline and in on a regular basis life,” the world No. 1 wrote. “That is why I contemplate the articles in regards to the president of the Polish Tennis Affiliation as a severe matter.”
I really feel that as a present chief of ladies’s tennis I can’t be silent about specific issues: pic.twitter.com/cfyHa3Lbeg
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) November 22, 2022
Swiatek believes that the matter is just too severe to be taken frivolously.
“Governing our bodies ought to decide what occurred and I hope they’ll maintain this case after the media wrote in regards to the tales of people that they talked with. This isn’t my function to do the work of governing our bodies and journalists, because the matter is just too severe, and it is about individuals’s life and well being.
“Personally, I used to be fortunate to not expertise such troublesome, horrible conditions and I am grateful for my dad and for the way properly he managed my profession,” she mentioned. “I’ve an incredible group, security, and at the moment I am actually privileged, however I am conscious that not each athlete may have the identical independence. I hope that with the publicity of such issues, and fixing them fastidiously and pretty, sports activities will change for the higher in Poland and on the planet.”