In the United States, the Brooklyn Nets have decided to suspend star Kyrie Irving from at least five NBA games after he promoted an anti-Semitic video on social networks a week ago.
After there was an uproar over Irving’s comments, he refused to apologize, according to his club. In a statement, the NBA club said it was “appalled” by the star player’s reaction. The Nets are “so troublesome because Irving failed to reject anti-Semitism when he had the opportunity to do so.” Because this is against club values and according to the network “could harm the team,” it was decided to suspend Irving.
After the comment, Irving posted on his Instagram page, “I apologize to all the Jewish families and communities who have been affected and affected by my post.” He wrote: “I’m sorry I hurt you.”
The decision comes a day after Irving and the Brooklyn Nets donated $500,000 to organizations fighting hate and intolerance in response to the basketball player’s tweet. “I am aware of the negative impact of my position on the Jewish community and I accept my responsibility,” Irving said earlier this week.
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