Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving walks again onto the court docket within the closing minutes towards the Sacramento Kings throughout the second half of their NBA sport at Golden 1 Heart in Sacramento, California, in February. File Photograph by John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE
Nov. 4 (UPI) — Nike has suspended its relationship with Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets amid an alleged antisemitism controversy.
Irving had previously been suspended from the crew for at the very least 5 video games on Thursday after he selected to not apologize for posting a hyperlink to a movie that has been considered as antisemitic.
Irving had shared a tweet final week with a hyperlink to the movie Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, which some have mentioned is antisemitic.
“At Nike, we consider there is no such thing as a place for hate speech and we condemn any type of antisemitism,” the corporate mentioned of their assertion, which was obtained by the New York Daily News and ESPN.
“To that finish, we have made the choice to droop our relationship with Kyrie Irving efficient instantly and can now not launch the Kyrie 8. We’re deeply saddened and disenchanted by the state of affairs and its impression on everybody.”
Irving’s relationship with Nike was suspended even after the guard apologized in an Instagram submit late Thursday night time, in accordance with ESPN.
“To All Jewish households and Communities which can be harm and affected from my submit, I’m deeply sorry to have triggered you ache and I apologize,” he mentioned within the submit.