Cologne (SID) – NBA superstar Kyrie Irving has once again drawn the displeasure of the Brooklyn Nets with his behavior off the court. The 30-year-old posted a link to a movie on social networks, the content of which is considered anti-Semitic. The NBA franchise of the professional basketball league responded promptly.
“I’m disappointed that Kyrie seems to be supporting a movie based on a book full of anti-Semitic misinformation,” club owner Joe Tsai tweeted on Friday (local time). He now wants to “sit down with Irving about it and make sure he understands that it hurts all of us,” Tsai said. It is wrong to “promote hatred based on race, ethnicity or religion”.
The club also issued a statement. “The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemns the tolerance and promotion of any form of hate speech,” it said. “We believe our first course of action in these situations should be open and honest dialogue.”
It is not the first time that Irving is criticized. The star player has missed multiple Nets games due to refusing a coronavirus vaccine.