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Liz Cambage delivered seven word slur to Nigerian basketball team pre-Tokyo Olympics match

Opals captain FINALLY reveals Liz Cambage’s disgusting seven-word slur that sparked an enormous brawl with Nigerian team earlier than she walked out on Australia simply forward of the Olympics

  • Liz Cambage made slur to Nigerian team in 2021, Aussie captain confirmed 
  • Jenna O’Hea was requested what actually occurred throughout pre-Olympics sport in July
  • Cambage introduced she would pull out of team following the altercation  

Liz Cambage stop the Olympics after telling the Nigerian basketball team to ‘return to your third world nation’, Opals captain Jenna O’Hea reveals.

O’Hea mentioned Cambage delivered the seven-word slur after an argument erupted with the opposing team in July 2021.

Australia was enjoying towards Nigeria in a closed warm-up sport with the Tokyo Olympics starting simply weeks later.

Details of the altercation had remained unknown and Cambage quickly introduced she was pulling out of the Australian nationwide team due to ‘psychological well being’ issues.

Liz Cambage told the Nigerian basketball team to 'go back to your third world country' during a pre-Olympic match, according to Opals captain Jenna O'Hea

Liz Cambage informed the Nigerian basketball team to ‘return to your third world nation’ throughout a pre-Olympic match, in accordance to Opals captain Jenna O’Hea

O'Hea confirmed Cambage had delivered the seven-word slur after an argument erupted with the opposing team in July 2021

O’Hea confirmed Cambage had delivered the seven-word slur after an argument erupted with the opposing team in July 2021

ABC’s Offsider panellist Kelli Underwood mentioned she confirmed with a number of sources what truly occurred on the day – calling Cambage a ‘human headline’.

‘It all began on the coaching sport whenever you performed Nigeria and it is by no means actually emerged what occurred,’ Underwood mentioned to O’Hea.

‘Is it appropriate you had been enjoying Nigeria and Liz Cambage had her feathers ruffled and she or he turned to them and mentioned: “Go back to your third world country”?’

‘Ezi Magbegor is initially Nigerian, a Nigerian who’s now residing in Australia and enjoying on your team, and in consequence there was a brawl that erupted, and since then you have not spoken to her?’ 

O’Hea maintained eye contact as she nodded her head to affirm the remark.

‘That is all 100 per cent appropriate,’ she mentioned.

O’Hea was then requested if Cambage would ever play for Australia once more and gave a blunt response.

‘No,’ she mentioned.  

Cambage defended abandoning the Australian nationwide basketball team weeks earlier than the Olympics, claiming she did not really feel supported by teammates.

Cambage has defended her decision to abandon the Australian national basketball team weeks before the Olympics saying she didn't feel supported by teammates

Cambage has defended her choice to abandon the Australian nationwide basketball team weeks earlier than the Olympics saying she did not really feel supported by teammates

Cambage's slur to the Nigerian team had upset her teammate Ezi Magbegor before a brawl erupted

Cambage’s slur to the Nigerian team had upset her teammate Ezi Magbegor earlier than a brawl erupted

The basketball celebrity mentioned she was ‘residing her greatest life’ enjoying for the Los Angeles Sparks within the WNBA.

‘I’m supported, I’m protected on a stage the Opals or the Australian team by no means gave to me,’ she mentioned.

‘My coronary heart lies with those that need to defend me and those that need me to be one of the best I might be. I by no means felt that within the Opals in any respect.’

O’Hea dismissed the remark saying that Cambage was at all times taken care of by her teammates.

‘I can maintain my head up excessive and say that I at all times beloved her, at all times cared for her, at all times supported her, at all times had her again,’ she mentioned.

‘I believe that’s her actuality. I believe the listeners and watchers on the market can imagine who they need to imagine.’ 

The basketball superstar said she was now living her 'best life' playing for the Los Angeles Sparks at the upcoming WNBA season

The basketball celebrity mentioned she was now residing her ‘greatest life’ enjoying for the Los Angeles Sparks on the upcoming WNBA season

'I'm living my best life. I'm supported, I'm protected on a level the Opals or the Australian team never gave to me,' Cambage said of her new Los Angeles team

‘I’m residing my greatest life. I’m supported, I’m protected on a stage the Opals or the Australian team by no means gave to me,’ Cambage mentioned of her new Los Angeles team

‘Everyone’s completed greater than sufficient. We’ve sacrificed quite a bit to try to hold her in this system.

‘She does not need to be right here anymore. That’s her alternative and we’d like to transfer on with out her.’

The Opals struggled with out Cambage in Tokyo however O’Hea mentioned with correct preparation Sandy Brondello’s outfit would play to its rating, which has lengthy fluctuated between No.2 and No.3 on this planet, at Sydney’s World Cup. 

Cambage was independently investigated and issued a proper reprimand – however not suspended or fined – after the follow sport altercation derailed the Opals’ Tokyo Olympic marketing campaign. 

Cambage is now playing for the Los Angeles Sparks after abandoning the Opals

Cambage is now enjoying for the Los Angeles Sparks after abandoning the Opals

Cambage was independently investigated and issued a formal reprimand - but not suspended or fined - after the practice game altercation derailed the Opals' Tokyo Olympic campaign

Cambage was independently investigated and issued a proper reprimand – however not suspended or fined – after the follow sport altercation derailed the Opals’ Tokyo Olympic marketing campaign

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