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Support Younes El Aynaoui

pete25
01-24-2006, 10:07 PM
I'm sorry to talk about Younes here but I really need help and support.

This is really unfair to affect such a wonderful player's dignity and make it public. Younes El Aynaoui has always been a great example to follow inside or outside the court. All people that met him will be more than happy to tell what a true gentleman he is: always smiling, respecting everybody, and being so patient with fans and the press.
That's why he is so respected. I mean everubody loves him.
Just as an example, Younes decided to support financially an orphanage in Morocco by providing all what is needed for young kids there to play tennis. He also pays for trainers that come 2 or 3 times each week to the orphanage to train those kids.
We all know that Younes El Aynaoui has been many times elected a member of the Board of Pro Tennis player thans to his professionalism. He was elected the first ambassador of of Tennis in 2003 while Agassi was elected second. This simply shows how this guy puts all efforts to promote tennis worldwide. He has given a lot to this sport.
Moreover, It is true that marijuana is not supposed to be taken by players for ethical matters, but I think everybody knows that it has never been a doping substance that enhances performance. In addition, it was just an exhibition, not a tournament linked to the international tennis federation.
With all my due respects to the Italian tennis federation, making public such a minor thing and affecting Younes' dignity while this person is so respected worldwide just makes me sick.
I mean this guy is almost 35 years of age, has had terrible injury problems; and for the 3rd time in 13 years, he is making probably another sensational comeback without any doping. I repeat marijuana does not enhance the performance of a tennis player (it alters the performance actually !!!).
I read today that Younes El Aynaoui risks a 3 months ban for this.
Please I'm begging all tennis fans worldwide to join forces for showing the maximum support for this great person in order to avoid the 3 month ban. Younes simply does not deserve this.
Please use whatever you can to spread the message. We, as tennis fans, should have the last word in this matter.
I'm begging you to try to understand my feelings and thoughts.
Please don't let Younes down

Mara_M
01-24-2006, 10:15 PM
i agree,marijuana is not a doping substance!and i agree that youness is a great player and a great man!i hope he will not get a ban for this,but i really doubt he will get away with this!even that it's not a doping substance is still prohibit!but i hope youness will come back:bounce:!

pete25
01-25-2006, 11:32 AM
Please continue to support Younes El Aynaoui, he really needs our help.
Please reply massively to show your support.
I am going to prepare a petition online tonight.
I'm begging the maximum number of tennis fans worldwide to participate in it.
Please don't let Younes down.

Mara_M
01-25-2006, 12:07 PM
ok,but u have to wait a few days,u know!i know some younes fans who doesn't post everyday!

pete25
01-25-2006, 08:06 PM
In an article in the Moroccan newspaper "Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb", it is written than Younes El Aynaoui denies having consumed or used "cannabis" in his life. Translating in english what Younes said is the following: "I have never consumed or used this substance. The Italian Federation of sporting medicine has never contacted me to let me know any information related to me. Moreover, the President of the Antidoping commission of the Italian Tennis Federation, contacted today, told me he wasn't aware of the facts. The fact that the Italian federation of sporting medicine does not respect rules and procedures at the ATP and national federations level reveals a desire to affect negatively for unknown reasons. Antidoping institutions must respect rules and procedures in order to reach decisions, guarantee the decisions' credibility, and protect sport players from possible errors.
Therefore, it is clear that the Italian federation of sporting medicine action is suspicious. Because of what I said earlier, I am ready to defend my interests according to the current legislation against responsibles of this act.

pete25
01-26-2006, 10:32 PM
I have just written a petition in www.petitiononline.com to support Younes El Aynaoui. The petition title is the following: Let El Aynaoui Play.
Please spread the word and sign the petition, it can really help.
Thank you so much for your understanding.
Don't let Younes down.

Here is what I have written:

It is true that doping in sports has become a serious issue in that sportsmen use prohibited substances to enhance their performance, and therefore achieve results they could not reach without consuming these substances. Moreover, these sportsmen prevent true champions from reaching their dreams.

As world tennis fans, we were shocked by the announcement of the Italian Federation of Sports medecine revealing that Younes El Aynaoui, the Moroccan Tennis star, tested positive for Tetra-Hydro Cannabinol (THC) at the Italian Championships on December 3rd 2005. We strongly condemn the fact that this Federation never contacted the player to inform him about the issue before making the announcement public, and we were surprised to learn that the President of the Antidoping commission of the Italian Tennis Federation was not even aware of the fact.

We have to wait first for the confirmation of the test. Then, we need to explain that although prohibited, THC has never been a substance that enhances performance. It alters it actually. Furthermore, according to ITF, a player that consumes this substance risks a sanction going from a warning to a maximum suspension of three months.

As a result, knowing that Younes El Aynaoui has always been a great example in or outside a tennis court, showing profound respect to everybody, being patient with fans and the press, supporting financially a Moroccan orphanage, promoting considerably tennis worlwide, having been elected several times in the Board of Pro tennis players and particularly having been elected the first ambassador of world tennis in 2003, this true gentleman at the end of his career, does not deserve to be suspended.

In conclusion, we tennis fans demand the supreme authorities in charge of this case to let Younes El Aynaoui show his talent in a tennis court, and give him only a warning if the confirmation test is positive.

NyGeL
01-27-2006, 06:25 AM
i can't found the petition