Thursday, June 8, 2023

La Palma’s sports minister condemned for slapping kart club president

Raul Camacho , Minister of Tourism and Sports of Cabildo de la Palma, has complained of aggression to the Civil Guard. Santiago Concepcion, also president of the CD Team Concepcion Karting Club. Both accuse each other of killing although neither admits to attacking the other.

Civil Guard sources, however, explain to Atlântico Hoy that the two hit each other in front of dozens of witnesses in the Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridán and that the matter is in court.

A money problem

The brawl took place on Thursday of last week, but gained notoriety after club president Santiago Concepcion gave his version of events this Monday. According to Concepcion, Raúl Camacho drastically reduced the subsidy for CD Team Concepcion and he himself was forced to go to the headquarters of the Cabildo de la Palma to personally ask its president Mariano Hernández Zapata for an explanation. For.

The team deplores that since Camacho’s arrival in the sporting sector, the nominal subsidy has been reduced to 9,000 euros in recent years and no amount is expected for 2023. After allegedly arranging the subsidy issue with Zapata, Concepción ran into Camacho at the Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridane and asked him what he had against his club.

Santiago Concepcion Jr., president of CD Team Concepcion and descendant of the club’s pilot / CD Team Concepcion

Scream and a slap

To this Camacho, always according to Santiago Concepcion’s version, first told him that he had withdrawn the subsidy for not presenting the justification for the previous year. Concepcion assured that he confronted the counselor with that statement, explaining that it was a lie, and Raúl Camacho replied: “Well, it was because I didn’t feel like it.”

From there, the situation became tense until, according to Concepcion, the sports minister slapped him, causing his glasses to fall to the ground, and he fled the scene. He admits that he tried to go back to attack her, but he confirms that he was held down by several people and did not do so.

The Civil Guard says the aggression was mutual

Civil Guard sources familiar with the investigation tell a different story to Atlântico Hoy, who assures that witnesses at the scene confirmed that they killed each other. Although who started it is not clear. Santiago Concepcion also assured that he decided to file a complaint after he found in a medical examination that the same afternoon, blood had dried in his ear, possibly due to a blow.

However, sources in the Civil Guard have explained to Atlântico Hoy that there was no blood in either of the two involved in the fight, a major aspect of the complaint because loss of blood, fractures or fragments of teeth depended on the extent of the crime. or less serious and involves the detention of those involved. This is ruled out, as no serious injuries have occurred.

Camacho’s version

Raúl Camacho, consulted by Atlântico Hoy, has assured that the issue is in the hands of the Civil Guard and that it will be them and the courts that will determine the facts of responsibility and the veracity of Concepcion’s claim.

In addition, he has described this fact as “very unpleasant” and insists that Concepcion has launched a slander against him in order to harm him in the electoral campaign for the elections to be held next Sunday, April 28.

Raul Camacho’s other controversies

This is the second time the counselor is embroiled in a controversy and the most serious one too. In 2020, Camacho published a tweet addressed to the parliamentary spokesman for United We Can, Pablo Echenik – who publicly called for measures to prevent the king emeritus from fleeing Spain – which said: “Calm down Go on, man, it’ll take a little longer than Juan Carlos to escape if you try.

Camacho’s message was heavily criticized and the councilor was forced to remove it and publish an apology: “I’m sorry this was interpreted as an attack on disability, it has nothing to do with this and the entire group I have full support for this. The answer is only for a politician about whom I do not share anything”.

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