Euroleague Basketball wishes to express its complete condemnation of racist, discriminatory comments made mostly through social media following Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv's victory Sunday in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game. The Euroleague, a sporting competition with teams from 12 different countries, celebrates a diversity of languages, cultures, races and religions while promoting sport in general and basketball in particular as a tool for the union and integration of its communities.
Euroleague Basketball will continue without cease its efforts to eliminate any type of discrimination and to eradicate such racist attitudes. We wish that the people who made these comments would learn from the fans who travelled from Spain, Russia, Israel and many other countries for the recently held Final Four to Milan, where they coexisted in perfect harmony and completely mutual respect, united together for the same passion, basketball.
Euroleague Basketball will collaborate with the relevant authorities in any way possible in order to eliminate such discriminatory behaviour.