Obscene messages appear at women athletes’ restrooms in Bengaluru stadium

The message began with: �This is to inform you that please do fingering (masturbating) before practice�� and continued along this vein.

Obscene messages appear at women athletes’ restrooms in Bengaluru stadium

Track and field athletes who train at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru are in a state of shock and insecurity after they found obscene messages pasted on restroom walls, signed by the “sports authority”.

According to a report in The News Minute, the message began with: “This is to inform you that please do fingering (masturbating) before practice…” and continued along this vein.

The messages were first noticed by a couple of athletes on Saturday evening. On Monday, senior athletes informed their coaches and media about the messages.


Four obscene messages were posted in different parts of the restroom, asking the female athletes to masturbate before practice, TOI reported.

Other washrooms in the stadium were inspected and it was revealed that only the ladies' restroom was targeted.

The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) had recently introduced ID cards for coaches and athletes in a bid to check "eve teasing" and theft at the stadium.

The DYES has started a probe on the incident.

The athletes also expressed their fear of being filmed without their knowledge, TOI said. Many were reluctant to enter the restroom as they believed that if someone had time to stick these notes, they might have installed cameras too.