Hicham El Guerrouj did not mince words to express his anger against the management of athletics in Morocco. At the microphone of Radio Mars, the former Moroccan champion called on King Mohammed VI to save this sport whose management leaves something to be desired.
“It’s a sports crime. Billions of dirhams are spent for trivia while young athletes do not even have a place to shower. Yet the state has all the means to save these generations more and more lost,” he lamented.
And to add that King Mohammed VI must intervene to put an end to this mess that kills this discipline slowly.
Accused of doping, Hicham El Guerrouj, remember, said he was ready to return all his records and trophies, and to give up all his fortune if it turns out that he actually took used substances for doping purposes. This media release of the Moroccan champion, comes just days after the publication of a controversial post by the sports expert, Yahya Saïdi.
The latter had stated on Facebook that Moroccan athletics had its golden age during a period when “there was no rigor in doping control as is the case today”.
An output that has sparked a great controversy on social networks and in the sports field. Several Internet users and observers have interpreted this post as a direct accusation against Hicham El Guerrouj.