A Greek soccer legend has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for criticizing a gender identification regulation on his social media posts 5 years in the past.
The Times, a Greek media outlet, stories that along with jail time, the Single-Member Misdemeanor Courtroom of Athens additionally gave former soccer participant Vasilis Tsiartas, a suspended 5,000 euro nice for his on-line feedback made in 2017.
Earlier than the gender identification regulation was handed in 2017, Tsiartas wrote on his official Fb web page that he hoped “the primary intercourse modifications are carried out on the youngsters of those that ratified this abomination,” in line with the outlet.
“Legitimize pedophiles, too, to finish the crimes,” he added.
Then, a number of hours later, the soccer legend wrote, “God created Adam and Eve.”
Tsiartas is the primary individual to be convicted underneath the Greek regulation that makes it unlawful to incite violence or hatred on the idea of gender identification, The Times reported.
The Transgender Assist Affiliation (SYD) described Tsiartas’ conviction as “significantly necessary for the transgender neighborhood.”
Thought-about one of many biggest Greek soccer gamers of all time, Tsiartas, 49, informed his followers on Twitter that he is planning to enchantment the court docket’s sentence. He performed on skilled soccer groups in Greece and for the Greek Nationwide staff. Throughout his profession, he by no means obtained a crimson card.