Adrian Hinojosa, an 8-year-old child suffering from cancer, has the wish to become a bullfighter. His parents and hospital staff arranged for him to stand on the sand next to his hero one Saturday in the main bull ring of Valencia. Naturally, this buzzed through the press and TV as a feel-good item of news.
“Let him die; let him die now. A sick child who wants to get cured so that he can kill innocent and healthy herbivours, who also want to live. Come off it! Adrian, you’re going to die.”
Needless to say the response was massive and cuttingly critical, so much so that the woman almost immediately wiped her facebook account in order to cover her tracks.
The Fundación Toro de Lidia consequently announced that they would be taking legal action against the account holder, Aizpea Etxezarraga – even a deleted account can be traced.
The foundation published the following on their Twitter account: “Our lawyers are already working on it.”
Adrian was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, which is a cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue and accounts for between two and three percent of childhood cancers.
Bullfighters often find themselves as targets for hate messages on the social media. In fact, there was a scandal back in July when animal-rights militants openly expressed their satisfaction over the death of the bullfighter, Víctor Barrio in the bullring.
(News: Valencia, Spain)