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Eire Girls’s Basketball Crew Refuses to Shake Fingers With Israeli Squad, however Israel Will get Final Chuckle

A dispute between Israel and Ireland’s women’s basketball flared into the open on Thursday as they assembled to play the 2025 EuroBasket qualifier.  The Ireland team refused to shake hands with the Israeli team as teams normally do before or after the game. You can see here before the square-off how the Israel team comes

Eire Girls’s Basketball Crew Refuses to Shake Fingers With Israeli Squad, however Israel Will get Final Chuckle

A dispute between Israel and Eire’s ladies’s basketball flared into the open on Thursday as they assembled to play the 2025 EuroBasket qualifier. 

The Eire staff refused to shake palms with the Israeli staff as groups usually do earlier than or after the sport. You possibly can see right here earlier than the square-off how the Israel staff comes out to line up for the traditional trade, however the Irish staff simply ignores them in a disgusting lack of sportsmanship. 

Losers on and off the sphere 👎🏻

In an extremely racist & unsportsmanlike conduct, the Irish Girls’s Basketball staff (@BballIrl) refused to shake palms with their Israeli opponents within the #EuroBasketWomen sport.

Oh, after which additionally they misplaced to Israel 57-87! pic.twitter.com/RofqT8f20B

— Arsen Ostrovsky 🎗️ (@Ostrov_A) February 9, 2024

The backstory was that there had been a chat of Eire boycotting the sport over the Israel-Hamas conflict. The Eire staff CEO confirmed that. However then they came upon that they might incur big penalties if they did that.

Based on the BBC, Basketball Eire CEO John Feehan stated the staff was instructed that they might be hit with huge fines in the event that they boycotted the sport. 

“I am fairly positive we would be hit fairly onerous as a result of we did truly ask was there an alternative choice to taking part in this sport and all the remainder of it, and from that perspective there is not,” he stated. 

That earned a response from an Israeli participant Dor Sa’ar that they have been being antisemitic.

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Now we have to point out that we’re higher than them and win. We speak about it amongst ourselves, We all know they don’t love us and we’ll depart the whole lot on the sphere at all times and on this sport particularly.

The Irish staff determined to show they have been unhealthy sports activities, and on prime of that, they fell for unhealthy propaganda. 

“Basketball Eire knowledgeable FIBA Europe yesterday that as a direct results of current feedback made by Israeli players and training workers – together with inflammatory and wholly inaccurate accusations of anti-Semitism, printed on official Israeli Federation channels – that our gamers is not going to be partaking in conventional pre-match preparations with our upcoming opponents,” the assertion learn. 

“This consists of exchanging of items, formal handshakes earlier than or after the sport, whereas our gamers will line up for the Irish nationwide anthem by our bench fairly than centre court docket. Basketball Eire totally helps our gamers of their resolution.”

You do not precisely look good whenever you need to boycott the nation that has been attacked by terrorists and is preventing again. You look fairly scummy. You appear like you are being supportive of terrorists who slaughtered greater than 1,200 individuals and took hostages that they’re nonetheless holding. So no, you are not being the honorable ones on this circumstance. It is the delusion that some on the left have right here. 

However whenever you take unhealthy positions, generally it comes again to chew you within the butt. Israel acquired the final chortle. 

They curb-stomped the Ireland team within the sport by 30 factors. 

After the Irish gamers refused to shake palms with the Israeli basketball staff, the Israeli staff gained the qualifiers for the European championships.

pic.twitter.com/DtUucBKLY5

— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) February 8, 2024

That is the most effective revenge for the scumminess. 

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