Nadir Hifi, the leader of Paris Basket, denounced “monkey cries during our match in Badalona” in Spain on Tuesday evening in the Eurocup.
“I’ve never seen that in my entire life. Monkey cries during our match in Badalone... 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, German-Swiss Michael Kessens, added in response to the tweet: “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?”
Contacted, the Euroleague Basketball, which organizes (in addition to the Euroleague) the Eurocup, the second European competition, had not responded to AFP's requests by midday on Wednesday.