The French handball club Nantes have come in vogue for something other than the sporting aspects.
the Club, which has the Danish players Lotte Grigel and Stine Bodholt and Allan Heine, coach, has been criticized after the Friday came that the tested its players for the pregnancy up to the season.
It was the French spillerforening, who had been informed that the players in a French club in sæsonopstarten had been tested for whether they were pregnant, and the French media learned that there was talk of Nantes.
Nantes klubpræsident later confirmed that testing had been done in Nantes, but he stressed that it was not illegal, and that it had happened with the players ' consent.
Michael Sahl Hansen, who is the director of the Handball Player Association, call for TV2 Sport this kind of test 'an absolute no go'.
- It is a very personal matter, whether you are pregnant and completely within the private sphere. I can't see the point in it. To test for pregnancy in this manner have no place in the handball, or any places, as we see it, says Michael Sahl Hansen to TV2 Sport.
On behalf of spillertruppen confirmed Nantes-captain Léa Lignières Friday that the pregnancy test had been made in connection with a number of other tests, and that it was with the players ' consent.
In connection with the mandatory tests selected klublægen thus also to ask the players whether they wanted a pregnancy test, which is not mandatory.
Regardless of whether the test was voluntary, the case is problematic, because it can still be hard to say no for a player, think Michael Sahl Hansen:
- It can be a rather serious presbold to get for a player who doesn't know, it may have consequences for them later in the club, he argues.
TV2 Sport have without success tried to get a comment from Lotte Grigel and Stine Bodholt.
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