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Perth Wildcats guard Corey Webster is free to line up in the first game of the NBL’s regular season, despite being slapped with a ban for an anti-gay social media post.
Webster has already sat out one game following the incident, and will miss a second if he re-offends.
On Sunday night, Webster responded to a post showing the LGBTQI rainbow flag and the question: “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this flag?”.
The 34-year-old wrote “mental illness” but later deleted his comment.
Basketball Australia’s integrity unit launched an investigation into the post and announced its sanctions on Thursday morning.
“Basketball Australia’s integrity unit found Webster breached the Basketball Australia Code of Conduct for Elite-Level Participants pertaining to discrimination and vilification following a comment he made…