Basketball Club Lietkabelis, in response to basketball player Michele Vitali from Sassari Dinamo, condemns racist behavior of any kind. After FIBA Champions League match held on Tuesday, a player of team Dinamo Sassari shared a message on social media: „It’s a shame to listen when people mimic the sting of a monkey just because of its different skin color. This is unacceptable! Such people deserve nothing in life. „
„We reject any racist behavior. The Club will make certain actions to identify the potential offenders as soon as possible. To prevent such behavior in the future games, we will appoint particular sanctions, including a ban on attending the Lietkabelis home match, if the guilt of potential offenders is going to be properly proved. We appreciate all the fans, who strongly support our team, but we will not tolerate such a disrespectful behavior regarding the opponents, „said Martynas Purlys, director of Lietkabelis. As the news of a possible insulting by local spectators was spread, Lietkabelis immediately contacted Sassari Club representatives for more details. The Club, in collaboration with Cido Arena, will review video recordings and try to identify potential perpetrators.