Laporte, Galthié, Dupont, Dusautoir… Personalities sign a platform after the assassination of Federico Martin Aramburu

Murdered for opposing extremist and fascist ideas.“Here are the first words of the tribune, published in the daily newspaper The team and signed by more than three hundred personalities from the world of rugby, in honor of Federico Martin Aramburu, who was assassinated on March 19th by a militant extremist. A month after the death of the former Argentina international and Biarritz player, Bernard Laporte, President of the French Rugby Union, Fabien Galthié, the coach of the XV. of France, or its players like Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack or Cyril Baille, “in accordance with the Aramburu family“.

Fede had in him the values ​​of rugby, of humanism“, recalls the platform. Throughout the text, these values ​​are defended, cited in the World Rugby Charter since 2009: integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect. The platform also aims to embrace the “far-right ideology“, IThe main defendants are former members of the GUD, a far-right French trade union.

“Federico and Shaun were off the field and, as usual, did not allow words that go against their thinking, their upbringing, their philosophy of life. They didn’t turn their heads and pretend they hadn’t seen anything, but they wanted to react, to what they took for granted.”

Stand of personalities from the world of rugby in honor of Federico Martin Aramburu

Among the signatories are also some Argentine internationals (Mariano Galarza, Horacio Agulla, Martin Gaitan…), French coaches (Ugo Mola, Laurent Labit…), but also former internationals of the XV. of France (Thierry Dusautoir, Imanol Harinordoquy, Dimitri Yachvili, Marc Lievremont…) These personalities, who knew Federico Martin Aramburu from near or far, complete his portrait “Generosity, benevolence, the struggle for social justice, and above all, the love of family and sharing with friends“.

At the bottom of this forum also marks a sentence: “On March 19, early in the morning, it could have been any of us in Federico’s place. And to close with a strong message: “Our differences are our wealth. We are one nation“.

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