New twist in the soap opera Kyrie Irving.
Since he promoted an anti-Semitic film on social networks, the All-Star leader has been making headlines and has clearly embarrassed the NBA. So much so that the owners of brooklyn got involved and that pushed the to commission Adam Silver to want to meet him, despite his sluggish explanations in the press or his donation of 500,000 dollars to groups that work against all forms of hatred.
Therefore, like Kyrie Irving “ is currently unfit to be associated with the team », them net purely and simply decided to suspend him, without pay, for a period of at least five games! ” At least »because he will not return to the workforce until he brings satisfaction to his leaders on “ a series of measures, objective and corrective, which respond to the harmful impact of his behavior “.
In its press release, the New York franchise thus condemns the conduct of its player and adds that ” the inability to [Kyrie Irving] to disavow anti-Semitism, when given the clear opportunity to do so, is deeply troubling “. Indeed, the Nets say to themselves “ appalled » by the fact that he cannot say « unequivocally that he does not hold any anti-Semitic beliefs “.
Because the sanction of Brooklyn comes only a few hours after Kyrie Irving did not wish to formulate, in public, excuses for his behavior. Repeating that he took responsibility for his message, but that he did not want ” cause harm to anyone, because he had not made the documentary and explaining above all, about his anti-Semitic opinions, that he ” couldn’t be if he knew where he came from »…