Spain’s Paralympic basketball team have been ordered to return their gold medals after nearly all of their players were found to have no disability.
The Spanish Paralympic Committee said the medals would be handed back after an inquiry found that 10 of the 12-strong squad suffered no handicap. The scandal has already led to the resignation of Fernando Martin Vicente, vice-president of the committee and president of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports.
Spain beat Russia 87-63 in the final of the intellectual disability tournament. There has been no confirmation of when the medals will be re-assigned.
The Sydney Games were Spain’s most successful Paralympics. The team won 107 medals and finished third in the medals table behind Australia and Great Britain.
Okay, I know I’m going straight to Hell for this one, but I absolutely can not stop laughing. Like I’m literally crying.
How DARE Spain try to pull a Johnny Knoxville in The Ringer.
If you don’t know about The Ringer, watch the trailer above. Basically, it’s hands down one of the most offensive and fucked up movies of all time. Johnny Knoxville owes money to some dude, so he pretends to be mentally challenged so he can enter the Special Olympics and try to fix the games by betting on himself. AKA literally the same plot as what you read above with the Spanish National team.
There are actually some decent and positive moments in the movie, but that does not make up for the fact that it’s literally the most disrespectful shit of all time. Mainly because, everyone knows you don’t go FULL RETARD.
Shout out to Simple Jack.
I just can’t believe these Spanish #FIENDS tried to pull this shit off for real. I still can’t stop laughing. Like, honestly, how dare they really do this? This is the most fiended plan ever. They REALLY went for this shit.
I need to know who the genius was behind this. Because, real talk, they actually pulled this shit off. They won the gold medal and blew out every country. Yea they have to give the gold medals back, but does that really matter? Everyone at the Sydney Paralympic games knows Spain won the gold. Whenever they strip someone of their title, do you ever know who the real winner is? Who has the gold now that Lance Armstong lost as his medals? No one fucking cares.
This story isn’t breaking news, but it is one of the most insane things I’ve ever read. I just can’t believe they faked being disabled. What the hell is wrong with them?
There are just so many #FIENDS out there.
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PS – The Ringer grossed $40 million at the box office. So I’m the real asshole here.