2024 Olympics: Emilie Gomis should be removed from Athletes’ Commission after publishing controversial message about Israel

Émilie Gomis should be expelled from the Athletes’ Commission of the French Olympic Committee. The former player of the French basketball team found himself in the eye of the storm after a controversial message about Israel.

The CNOSF ethics committee would decide. According to the information received ParisianEmilie Gomis will be expelled from the French Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission after writing a controversial message on Instagram about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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According to the newspaper, the CNOSF ethics committee decided at the end of December to recommend that the former player be removed from the French basketball team for “violation of ethical principles”. This proposal should be put into practice after the meeting to be held this Thursday.

Émilie Gomis condemns “witch hunt”

On October 9, two days after the attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel, Émilie Gomis published a message in which we saw maps of France dated 1947, 1967 and 2023. On these maps, the tricolor flag covering French territory was gradually replaced by the Israeli flag. Bayrak with the question: “What would you do in this situation?”

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The Paris 2024 ambassador reiterated this in an interview with the newspaper, following his initial apology on his Instagram account. SetOn December 23: “I reacted emotionally this October 9, my story was hurtful to some, I accept that,” the former TMB basketball player testified, “Of course I condemn (the Hamas attacks). I specifically said this in my letter to the Minister of Sports. 9 “I have chosen not to post on this issue again as of October. I am aware that my commitments regarding Paris 2024 reinforce the necessity of a public statement free of the slightest ambiguity.”

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Before continuing: “I knew that not only Émilie Gomis but also my role as Olympic ambassador was under attack. I realized that this was what we were looking for (…) A witch hunt was launched.”

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