Chinese basketball fans welcome foreign team to China.
Some people are saying they are a bit racist. pic.twitter.com/zBTpxeMqUq
— TBS Viral (@tbs_viral) January 19, 2022
Chinese Basketball Association fans are being called racist after a video went viral showing a number of black players being heckled as they exited their team bus.
Many have pointed out that the fans continuously chanted “n***er! n***er! n***er!” as the players made their way into the venue. Another can be heard telling one of the black players “f**k you!” and to “get out of China.”
The CBA issued a statement on the matter, stating that they hold a “zero-tolerance attitude toward any discriminatory words or deeds.” The letter goes on to say: “Whether on or off the field, fans should watch the game in a civilized manner, respect each other, do not do anything that damages the reputation of the team.”