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Basketball: after racist insults targeting Loïc Akono, the federation opens a disciplinary file


Metz basketball player Loic Akono was targeted by racist insults in Charleville-Mézières. The FFBB has opened a disciplinary file, it

In a brief press release, the French Basketball Federation reacted to the facts of racism which disrupted the end of a National 2 match between Charleville-Mézières and Metz.

"The FFBB opened a disciplinary file immediately after being informed of the remarks which would have been addressed to Mr. Loïc Akono", announced the body headed by Jean-Pierre Siutat.

On Sunday, the former Nanterre player was the target of racist insults uttered by a spectator in Charleville-Mézières.

The Messin entered the locker room shortly after, shocked.

“The FFBB would like to recall that its General Assembly unanimously voted zero tolerance for incivility, violence and unsportsmanlike behavior during official basketball matches,” the Federation also wrote.

It's the first time it's happened to me.

I took this position of going into the locker room and nothing was going to make me change.

It's a shame in 2023 to come to this, but I couldn't stay on this ground.


— Loic akono (Lockobarber) (@Loicak9) January 29, 2023

Akono, he should file a complaint soon.

“Twenty-four hours later, I still can't realize what happened to me.

It's brutal, these are violent, harsh words.

I am devastated, ”he told Le Parisien newspaper on Monday.

While the 35-year-old playmaker wanted to verbally explain himself to the racist supporter, the referee stopped him, threatening to punish him with a technical foul.

Akono was then replaced before choosing to leave the prosecution permanently.

“I am prevented from expressing myself on the ground and from responding to this person, it is as if my arms, legs and tongue were cut off, he explained.

So I decided to leave.


Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-31

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