The Brooklyn Nets have suspended Kyrie Irving after the 30-year-old refused to apologise for posting a link to anti-Semitic material on his social media.
The NBA team released a statement on Friday, confirming Irving would serve a suspension without pay of at least five games.
That suspension will remain “until he satisfies a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct”, the statement added.
Having refused to apologise on Friday, Irvine subsequently – finally – apologised, taking to social media to write: “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.”
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