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WNBA Star Liz Cambage Denies Utilizing Racial Slur Towards Nigerian Basketball Crew

A preferred WNBA participant has been accused of utilizing racial epithets.

In keeping with ESPN, Los Angeles Sparks heart Liz Cambage has been accused by an Australian newspaper of directing racist slurs towards gamers of the Nigerian girls’s basketball crew throughout a pre-Olympic scrimmage in Las Vegas final yr.

The Sunday Telegraph reported over the weekend that two nameless members of the Nigerian crew acknowledged that they heard Cambage name them “monkeys” in the course of the closed-door scrimmage on the College of Nevada-Las Vegas. One other participant talked about that Cambage mentioned, “Return to your third-world nation.”

Cambage, who on the time was enjoying for the Australian girls’s nationwide crew, the Opals, denied the accusations on her Instagram account over the weekend.

“The incident that came about within the pre-Olympic scrimmage with the Nigerian nationwide crew was dealt with privately virtually a yr in the past.

I’m very disillusioned and harm by the occasions and accusations which have unfolded within the Australian media. The account of what came about is inaccurate and deceptive.

I didn’t use the racial slur towards the Nigerian crew that has been circulating.”

Cambage admitted there was an altercation and phrases have been exchanged. She claimed to have been bodily assaulted by one of many opposing crew’s gamers. She acknowledged apologizing to the crew the following day at dinner.

“After I unintentionally fouled a Nigerian participant on court docket, I used to be then bodily assaulted by this participant on the sideline of my bench. I used to be hit within the face and pushed to the bottom, however I walked away…We didn’t have skilled referees to handle and prioritize each groups’ security throughout this extremely bodily scrimmage.

“This isn’t an excuse of justification to the occasions that unfolded or my actions, nevertheless, I really feel {that a} full image of the surroundings that led to this final result should be shared.”

A day after the dinner, Cambage took herself off the Australian nationwide crew, citing psychological well being points. She didn’t play within the Tokyo Olympics.



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