Euroleague Basketball statement on fans banner displayed in Aleksandar Nikolic Hall

Jan 30, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Euroleague Basketball statement on fans banner displayed in Aleksandar Nikolic Hall

Regarding the banner that was displayed Friday evening by a group of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade fans, Euroleague Basketball wishes to clarify the following: the message displayed by a minority of fans in no way represents either the sport of basketball, the European basketball family or the Euroleague Basketball organisation at any level. On the contrary, European basketball has always been and will continue being an example of integration on and off the court, where cultures, races and religions have always come together sharing one common passion. It is precisely these many cultures, languages, races and ways of understanding and living the sport which make it a unique and enriching experience as well as a tool for bringing people together. The views expressed by the fans on Friday are offensive, harmful, and contrary to the principles of inclusion and respect.

Euroleague Basketball continues with its firm support to celebrate multicultural and multi-ethnical differences, using sport as a bridge between cultures. Euroleague Basketball strongly condemns any kind of discriminating comment or act of any kind against race, gender, sexuality or any other human condition.

A disciplinary proceeding has been opened by Euroleague Basketball against the club.