By Shayne Bugden For Every day Mail Australia and Aidan Wondracz For Every day Mail Australia
Aussie former NBA star Andrew Bogut has claimed former Opals captain Jenna O’Hea solely revealed a really sanitised model of Liz Cambage’s alleged slur towards the Nigerian basketball workforce when she stated the controversial star informed them to ‘return to your third world nation’.
O’Hea confirmed these had been the phrases Cambage uttered when she was requested in regards to the notorious brawl between the 2 nationwide groups on ABC TV’s Offsiders program on Sunday.
Australia was enjoying a closed warm-up sport towards Nigeria simply weeks forward of the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021 and the incident led to Cambage pulling out of the Opals due to ‘psychological well being’ considerations.
However in keeping with Bogut, O’Hea didn’t reveal the entire reality in regards to the insult.
Cambage (pictured enjoying for the Opals in 2018) is claimed to have informed Nigerian gamers ‘return to your third world nation’
However Aussie ex-NBA star Andrew Bogut says that’s simply the PG-rated model of what Cambage allegedly stated, and the uncensored slur is ‘past despicable’
‘You’ve simply received the PG model. There was far more than than,’ he radio station 2GB.
‘It’s past despicable what was stated and I actually imagine if that was anybody else, we’d hear far more about it.
‘There’s far more in there which you could’t say on radio … there have been another phrases used that I’d by no means repeat, that I’d by no means say, to be trustworthy with you.’
On Monday Cambage broke her silence on the controversy by posting a cryptic tweet that learn, ‘The reality will at all times come to mild, and it ain’t even daybreak but.’
Cambage’s alleged slur was made even worse because of the reality one in all her Opals teammates on the time, Ezi Magbegor, has Nigerian dad and mom.
‘Is it appropriate you had been enjoying Nigeria and Liz Cambage had her feathers ruffled and she or he turned to them and stated: “Return to your third world nation”?’ Offsiders host Kelli Underwood requested O’Hea.
‘Ezi Magbegor is initially Nigerian, a Nigerian who’s now dwelling in Australia and enjoying to your workforce, and in consequence there was a brawl that erupted, and since then you definately haven’t spoken to her?’
O’Hea maintained eye contact as she nodded her head to verify the remark.
‘That’s all 100 per cent appropriate,’ she stated.
On Monday, Cambage broke her silence on the controversy by posting a cryptic tweet stating that the ‘reality will at all times come to mild’
Cambage’s Opals teammate on the time she allegedly used the slur, Ezi Magbegor (pictured), has Nigerian dad and mom
O’Hea was then requested if Cambage would ever play for Australia once more and gave a blunt response.
‘No,’ she stated.
Cambage defended abandoning the Australian nationwide basketball workforce weeks earlier than the Olympics, claiming she didn’t really feel supported by teammates.
The basketball famous person stated she is now ‘dwelling her finest life’ enjoying for the Los Angeles Sparks within the WNBA.
‘I’m supported, I’m protected on a stage the Opals or the Australian workforce by no means gave to me,’ she stated.
‘I’m protected on a stage the Opals or the Australian workforce by no means gave to me,’ Cambage stated of her change to enjoying for the Los Angeles Sparks within the WNBA
‘My coronary heart lies with those that wish to shield me and those that need me to be the very best I could 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 liked her, at all times cared for her, at all times supported her, at all times had her again,’ she stated.
‘I believe that’s her actuality. I believe the listeners and watchers on the market can imagine who they wish to imagine.’