By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Amidst the war between Russia and Ukraine, everything else takes a back seat, including basketball. However, there have still not been any official decisions in Euroleague when it comes to the games played on Russian soil. Though, that could very well change in the coming hours.
The first such game is scheduled for Thursday, February 25th, as Barcelona travels to Saint Petersburg to face Zenit and the Spaniards are also scheduled to play in Moscow a couple of days later, on February 27th, Sunday.
Some players certainly don’t feel comfortable traveling to and playing in Russia while the war is happening and Barca’s Alex Abrines is one of those who voiced that.
“Well, truthfully, I don’t really like having to go to Russia today,” he wrote via Twitter.
Pues no me hace mucha gracia tener que ir a Rusia hoy la verdad…☹️
— Alex Abrines (@alexabrines) February 24, 2022
For Abrines, in fact, this would be his first Euroleague game of the season, as he was sidelined due to injury. He played in the Spanish Copa del Rey but his Euroleague appearance might be postponed in the end.
Meanwhile, his teammate Brandon Davies also shared a few words via Twitter, warning about the danger of war and putting safety in the first place.
War is nothing to play with. Stay safe
— Brandon Davies (@Brandon_Davies0) February 24, 2022