- Mar 14, 2018
The National Basketball Association won't gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive's tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league's lucrative Chinese following. The tweet
This is just one more reason that proves what Trump is doing with China is right, in my eyes at least. If we don’t smack them down now, imagine what they’ll be like in a decade or two. Who the fuck are they to tell our sports teams what to say and do? I don’t even like fucking basketball and I really hate politics being inserted into sports, but we let that asshole Kaepernick run off at the mouth and all those fucking idiots take the knee without suspending broadcasts, and this is America. Fuck you, China. Go commercialize your own sports to censor.
And in another case, Blizzard banned a player for a year for tweeting support for his home country of Hong Kong:
Here is the original incident for context: Oh, and they fired the casters too, for good measure. Another company shamelessly bending over backwards for their Chinese overlords. Been a big week for that and it's only Monday.
I’m sure China had a hand in that too. What the hell is happening here?