Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Turkish fans threaten Israeli basketball team

Turkish fans were so threatening at a Eurocup basketball game last Tuesday, that the game was cancelled. Shouts of "Israeli killers" rained down, and then shoes pelted the court (nobody was hit). Fearing worse, local police cancelled the game and escorted the players away.

You can read the full story at Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports, a weekly online column that examines racial, economic and other injustices through the lens of sport. Be sure to check out his interview with football great Jim Brown, highlighting Mr. Brown's work with the Amer-I-Can program, which helps youth take charge of their own lives.


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