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Dinart denounces the dedication of Onesta, “indefensible words” 

The tea towel burns between Didier Dinart and Claude Onesta after the latter’s dedication to his former captain.

Sad French handball. The former coach of the French hand team Didier Dinart criticized in an interview with the Parisian Wednesday the words “doubtful”, “inexcusable” and “indefensible” of Claude Onesta, his predecessor at the head of the Blues, after a dedication which is controversial. “It is up to everyone to form an opinion, but I find his words doubtful … These words are inexcusable and indefensible especially since he assumes them publicly”, said Didier Dinart during a written interview. and under the control of a lawyer, specifies Le Parisien.

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The dedication goes back a few years, in 2014, when Claude Onesta’s book came out, “The reign of the freedmen”. At that time, Didier Dinart, who later became a coach, was then Claude Onesta’s assistant, and received the book with these words: “To Didier, the slave who benefited the most from his release … in hoping that he does not give the chains to his players … Friendships Claude “. For Dinart, it is a “racial insult”, but for him any legal action “is prescribed”. “On the other hand, today, I place myself on moral ground,” added Dinart. “We have all seen, heard and experienced racist things in sport or in society. It is the whole of society that must fight this scourge. Diversity and co-education are the richness, strength and DNA of French sport and society, ”concluded the former defense boss of the Blues, double Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012.

Onesta right in his sneakers

“This dedication is completely in the private sphere. It is a link that I only have with him at that time and which obviously does not refer to racism, ”Claude Onesta had explained to AFP, when the dedication was released in the press. Spanish a week ago. The Minister for Sports Roxana Maracineanu had indicated that she wanted to meet with the two men, while Onesta occupies the post of manager of high performance within the National Sports Agency (ANS).

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