Minister blasts attack on paralympic star Ion

Basketball player and dad physically and verbally assaulted

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 15 - Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has blasted a recent racist attack in Rome on paralympic athlete Beatrice Ion and her father.
    Ion, a member of the Italian wheelchair basketball team who has Romanian roots, and her father were physically attacked and subjected to racist insults.
    Her father suffered a broken cheekbone.
    Spadafora described the attack as "repugnant".
    "I am really sorry about it," the minister said on Facebook.
    "I hope those responsible are soon brought to justice". (ANSA).
   

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