Nadir Hifi, the leader of Paris Basket, denounced “monkey cries” during the Eurocup match played Tuesday evening in Badalona, Spain, the organizing body of the competition subsequently indicating that an investigation had been opened .
“ I’ve never seen that in my entire life. Monkey cries during our match in Badalona. It’s 2023 and there’s still nothing changing, it’s very serious »wrote the Franco-Algerian on his X account (formerly Twitter) after the success in Paris (101-94).
His teammate, the German-Swiss Michael Kessens, added, in response to this message: “ I don’t know which is worse. The racist behavior of the supporters of @Penya1930 (Club Joventut Badalona, Editor’s note) or the fact that this shit happens every year without anything changing. Cowardly behavior from fans who seem to think it is acceptable and normal. Are you going to do something about this @Eurocup? »
Euroleague Basketball, which organizes (in addition to the Euroleague) the Eurocup, the second European competition, indicated in a press release that the accusation made by Nadir Hifi had “ already been reported » and that she « was the subject of an investigation by the competent bodies “.
“ If the available video images show the reported facts and if the perpetrators are identified, Euroleague Basketball will take all necessary action to prevent this from happening again. », He added.
I’ve never seen that in my entire life. Monkey cries during our match in Badalona…
It’s 2023 and there’s still nothing changing, it’s very serious
— Nadir Hifi (@NadirHifi) November 14, 2023