Bengaluru female athletes asked to 'masturbate' before practice
- The nasty note was found in Kanteerava Stadium's restroom.
- It has four obscene messages with unacceptable graphic content.
Just when the senior athletes were about to enter the restroom of the stadium, the junior girls already in a trauma asked them not to, as reported by Times of India.
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Out of curiosity, when the seniors entered the room, they were left in shock seeing the note, that had four obscene messages, was signed by the "Sports Authority."
The note read, "This is to inform you that, please masturbate before practice.."
The message continued with graphical content which deeply distressed the female athletes.
Since the letter had the signature from Sports Authority, it is most likely this terrible thing has been done by an insider.
The women later refused to enter the restroom in fear that when the person could dare to stick a horrible note, he could have inserted cameras as well.
This incident was just another instance when the female athletes at Kanteerava Stadium were troubled. Earlier, Manuja Veerappa, a former athlete, had complained about a male athlete being a "peeping Tom."
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The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) had recently introduced ID cards for coaches and athletes in an awake to check "Eve teasing" and theft at the stadium.
Meanwhile, Ashwini Nachappa, President of Bangalore Districts Athletics Association, told the News Minute that the conditions at the Kanteerava Stadium have been pathetic for a very long time now.
"It is of course some pervert who has done such a thing. Such instances should not be given any importance as more people will be encouraged. The posters must be torn and thrown away, and the athletes must be counselled.
"Athletes have to be taught to be well prepared and how to take care of themselves. What they need is adequate comfort, security, motivation and facilities, which are not being taken care of adequately. They need guidance and counselling in handling such issues. It is not just for girls but also for the boys," she added.
However, soon after the incident was reported, the poster was removed. "The message says it's from the sports authority (Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, the custodians of the stadium), but it's obviously not them. I don't think any sportsman from the DYES hostel would do it. It could be an outsider or some insider seeking revenge on the management for their decision to issue ID cards to coaches, parents and hostelites," former athlete and now coach, Pramila Aiyappa, said.