Game bojkottar NBA-laget LA Clippers – ägaren avslöjas med rasistiska åsikter


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Under helgen briserade en skandal inom basketvärlden då ägaren av NBA-laget Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, i ett samtal med sin flickvän uttalade tydligt rasistiska åsikter. Ett inspelat telefonsamtal avslöjar att ägaren i samtal med sin många år yngre flickvän V. Stiviano (av afrikansk-amerikansk/mexikansk härkomst), inte vill att hon umgås med mörkhyade personer efter att hon poserat på en bild med forne basketstjärnan Magic Johnson. Sterling säger bland annat i upptagningen:

 

“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in. You can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”

 

 

Reaktionerna lät knappast vänta på sig och mängder av amerikanska nöjesprofiler tog tydligt avstånd från ägarens rasistiska uttalanden. Compton-rapparen Jayceon “Game” Taylor meddelade att han inleder en bojkott och en så kallad “ESC”-kampanj (empty seat campaign) och vägrar att gå på matcher så länge Sterling äger Los Angeles Clippers. Game postade ett uttalande via sociala medier:

 

“I have to say that after listening to the full audio clip of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racists comments towards (minorities) specifically African Americans & Hispanics, I am totally outraged & very upset !!! He also went on to say that because Magic Johnson was black he did not want Magic to attend any of the Los Angeles Clippers games. Myself being African American & having a huge Hispanic following… I find myself in a position to defend both my heritage & that of all of the Hispanic community, not only here but around the world…. Whom, both are very supportive of not only the Los Angeles Clippers, but every professional sports franchise in Los Angeles & elsewhere specifically the Los Angeles Dodgers… Whose owner & opposing Los Angeles Lakers great “Earvin Magic Johnson” was both disrespected & racially profiled by the Clippers owner. Not sure on exact numbers but I’m pretty sure Hispanics alone make up at least 65% of ticket buyers for Los Angeles Clippers games as well as merchandising. With that said, it was not only ignorant & racist but a non-calculated & disgusting business move on Donald Sterlings part. In the support of my own race, Hispanics & every other race whose been fighting current & past racism I have now started the #ESCwhich is short for #EMPTYSEATCAMPAIN asking ALL Los Angeles residents to boycott the next Clippers game by not attending which will prove that we are more of a MAJORITY than the previously stated “minority” label given to us by Mr. Sterling. Although I feel for friends of mine that play for the Clippers franchise such as @CP3 whose own team owner considers a minority…… I now, along with good friend & designer @ceoselfmade ask everyone who reads this WORLDWIDE to RE-POST this picture & hashtag:#BoycottClippers #ESC #EmptySeatCampaign#Support #OGMagicJohnson #StopRacism #OneWorld#WeAreAMajority.”

 

 

 

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