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To: Nike, Toyota, Bupa, BMW, Flora, Virgin, Octagon, Adidas, Coca Cola, ING, Spar, Epson, Procter & Gamble, Phiten Running Life, Simon & Schuster, IAAF, British Athletics

Stop the bullying of Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya has been subject to a cruel bullying campaign by Paula Radcliffe to undermine her confidence in the run up to the Rio Olympics. Radcliffe has tried to claim her comments during a BBC radio interview were taken out of context, but how does one take her claim that if our champion Semenya wins gold, 'then [it will] no longer [be] sport' [1] out of context. Comparing Semenya's participation to state-sponsored cheating is bullying pure and simple.

We call on you, Paula Radcliffe's sponsors, publishers and business partners, to demand Radcliffe makes a public statement apologising to Caster Semenya. Radcliffe should know better than anyone, that if the IAAF clears you to compete, that's the end of the story. Finish and klaar.


Why is this important?

What Paula Radcliffe has put Caster Semenya through, is what Serena Williams has had to face as a Black woman in sport.

Caster Semenya is humbly focused on her running, and we stand by our champion and against bullies. We call on Ratcliffe's sponsors, publishers and business partners to respect Semenya's human rights and protect her bodily integrity and wellbeing.


2016-07-25 13:04:52 +0200

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