SPAIN – It is reported that Minister Rodríguez Uribes has been asked by the national football team to get priority in the vaccination queue as international games kick-off.
This statement made the 2021 Eurovision representative Blas Cantó, who lashed on Twitter against the Minister statements.
— Blas Cantó (@BlasCanto) June 8, 2021
Actually, he has a very good point because he and his team/delegation participated in a restricted international event, such as Eurovision, without anyone considering the need for priority vaccination.
The controversy over the vaccination of the Spanish soccer team has drawn criticism and support from many areas. One of the most repeated is the alleged favourable treatment of players compared to other sectors of society, and the latest example is Blas Cantó.
The Spanish representative in Eurovision, who was third to last, replied to Minister Rodríguez Uribes in this regard, with an ironic thank you mood over not thinking of a priority for the Eurovision delegation last May.
The singer sees a double standard when it comes to treating footballers and himself, given that he considers that the musical contest is at the same height as the EURO 2020.
In the video Cantó refers to, Minister Uribes refers to the Spanish team as a group that should be vaccinated.
“It is a decision that is justified. It is for 60 people who represent us in an international competition, of the first level. If the Federation also gives the vaccines, everything is optimal and positive,” said the Minister.
These statements were made before the Public Health Council, which did not approve anything and left it in the hands of the Interterritorial Council this Wednesday.
Well said Blas!
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— OIKOTIMES (@theoikotimes) June 9, 2021