ELPA sends message of support to Thanasis Antetokounmpo, condemns racist slurs

2018-11-20T19:48:58+00:00 2018-11-20T19:48:58+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

20/Nov/18 19:48

Eurohoops.net

Following racist remarks made against Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the EuroLeague Players Association sent out a strong message.

By Antigoni Zachari / info@eurohoops.net

Thanasis Antetokounmpo was verbally attacked by an Olympiacos fan on live television, as the latter made hateful remarks for the Panathinaikos player.

The incident caused much uproar in European basketball – and not just – as the Greek Union of Basketball Players and even Giannis himself made a statement in regards to the racist slur.

Accordingly, the ELPA also stood in favor of the player with a comment posted on their social media that reads:

“ELPA strongly condemns the statement that was made against Thanasis Antetokounmpo and would like to express support to him and his family. We should all strive for a more respectful, hate free society and sports environment.”