Ex-NBA player Guerschon Yabusele, who took his talents to the Chinese Basketball Association, was recently fined by the basketball league for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem.
“… but Yabusele insists he was NOT trying to disrespect anyone.
The 23-year-old French baller — who played 2 seasons with the Boston Celtics — was fined $1,400 and given a “serious warning” for not meeting the league’s requirements for anthem etiquette before the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey Kings’ game against the Zhejiang Golden Bulls.”
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China does not play when it comes to their National Anthem, having passed a law in 2017 that made it a crime, which carries a maximum 3-year jail sentence.
Yabusele claims he was not trying to make a political statement.
“I have the same routine, I’ve been doing this my whole career and I wanted to apologize for the people that took it Personnal [sic] because it was not my point,” Yabusele said.
“I will show my respect during the Chinese national anthem and keep my head up for now on, Love you guys.”