By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
FIBA officially announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened for Goga Bitadze, Duda Sanadze, Tornike Shengelia, Furkan Korkmaz, and the national federations of Turkey and Georgia for the notorious attack on Korkmaz on the locker room corridor of Tbilisi Arena.
At this point, everyone agrees that an incident happened and FIBA clarifies that they have the security camera footage from that day, so they can have a clear view of everything that happened.
What remains unclear is what kind of sanctions can be imposed, as FIBA uses the wording “applicable disciplinary measures”.
Per the press release: Following the allegations from both National Federations in relation to incidents in the venue after the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 game between Turkey and Georgia, FIBA opened an investigation on September 5, 2022.
After carefully reviewing the case material, including the CCTV videos, FIBA has opened disciplinary proceedings for engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct against the following players: Goga Bitadze (GEO), Duda Sanadze (GEO), Tornike Shengelia (GEO), Furkan Korkmaz (TUR) and their respective national federations.
FIBA has requested from all the parties provide their position on the investigation before deciding on any applicable disciplinary measures.