July 14, 2024
Barcelona Condemn Racist Abuse Of Nigerian Basketball Player Nnaji
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Barcelona Condemn Racist Abuse Of Nigerian Basketball Player Nnaji

Barcelona has condemned the racist abuse suffered by Nigerian player James Nnaji during their Spanish basketball championship final victory over rivals Real Madrid.

The incident comes as Spanish sport wrestles with the global outcry sparked by racism aimed at Real’s Brazilian football star Vinicius Jr.

In a statement, the club says it expects a firm response from the ACB (Spanish basketball league) against any racial or verbal insults.

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Images of the arrival of the FC Barcelona bus at the WiZink centre in Madrid, where Tuesday’s match took place, showed several Madrid fans hurling insults at the Barcelona players.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 93-82 on Tuesday after winning the first two games of the final for the club’s 20th Spanish league title.

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