Anger, according to Basketball-dismissal: slap in the face to freedom of expression

professional basketball player Joshiko Saibou has criticised his notice of termination by the Telekom Baskets Bonn in focus. "If I have a polarizing opinion, i

Anger, according to Basketball-dismissal: slap in the face to freedom of expression

professional basketball player Joshiko Saibou has criticised his notice of termination by the Telekom Baskets Bonn in focus. "If I have a polarizing opinion, is inevitable against the wind, understandably. To lose then, however, my Job is totalitarian, and a slap in the face to freedom of expression," wrote the national players (30) on Tuesday night on Instagram: "I have always believed, in the case of the @Telekom baskets tolerance is the top priority, but now it is proven to me the opposite." He was a basketball player, "but first and foremost I am human."

Bonner had been terminated on Tuesday Saibou due to "violations of requirements of the current employment contract as a professional athlete" without notice. Saibou have expressed, according to the Association notification "repeated on Social Media channels, his attitude to the pandemic or to the Virus itself and last weekend, a large demonstration also practiced by he was intent rules against the well-known protection".

participants of the Corona-Demo

Wolfgang Wiedlich, managing Director of BonBas GmbH, was quoted as saying: "The clubs in the BBL are working meticulously on hygiene concepts for the spectators in the next season and on special labor protection policies for the Active. We are therefore a permanent risk of infection, as the player Saibou, neither to his work colleagues in our Team compared to other BBL Teams in the Competition to answer to.“

From Saibou and his girlfriend, the German to see athlete Alexandra Wester (26), were in the social networks photos of their participation in the Demonstration against government measures to curb Corona pandemic on the weekend in Berlin.

The Olympic athlete of 2016 had recently complained in an Instagram Video published by the Corona-measures deprived of their liberty. In addition, she spoke in the contribution of a compulsory vaccination for the population, or of Doctors and lawyers who defend human rights, and in Prison psychiatric wards were locked up. Saibou was placed under the Hashtag #Appel country mind a Video on Instagram, in which he provoked his Followers with respect to the Corona-restrictions.

Wester expressed now strong criticism because of the termination of their friend, Saibou. "A club should support a athletes in its Diversity, its development, and also his polarizing opinion, or at least accept," said the athlete in a on Wednesday posted a Video on Instagram and said: "but in such a way, is a slap in the face, and it is unfair. This is awesome, and I would not have thought that this can happen in the year 2020.“

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 06:20

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