Enes Kanter calls for boycott of 2022 Olympics to end China’s ‘dictatorship’ »FirstSportz


Athletes around the world have a huge platform that can be used as a vehicle to inspire the minds of fans and others. Enes Kanter, center of the Boston Celtics, has used his position as an athlete to create awareness of various sociopolitical issues that, he says, many of his peers do not have the courage to do. handle.

NS NBA star has been very vocal about the Chinese Communists and their activities as a ruling force. He has been actively fighting for justice for the local Chinese people who are being subjected to forced labor and abuse by their government. Kanter has received a lot of backlash from Chinese authorities as well as death threats.

Enes Kanter wants to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Enes Kanter - Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter – Boston Celtics

As an act of protest following the recent allegations of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai against former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli for sexual assault, Kanter took to twitter to address the allegations asking the Commission International Olympic Committee moved Olympic from China will take place early next year.

“As athletes who care about human rights and justice, we must put pressure on the IOC to postpone the games,” he said. Kanter in the Wall Street Journal Op-ed. “All the gold medals in the world are not worth selling your values ​​and principles to the Chinese Communist Party,” he added, referring to athletes around the world.

LeBron James – a hypocrite according to Kanter of the Boston Celtics

LeBron James on Enes Kanter
LeBron James on Enes Kanter

Both players went head-to-head recently when both teams faced off against each other. None of the players had any conversations or interludes but Kanter certainly used other means to convey his thoughts.

Kanter calls LeBron “King”

LeBron responded in his post-match press conference that…

“He always had a word or two about my direction, and as a man. If you have a problem with someone, you really go to him. He has his chance tonight. I saw him in the hallway, and he walked right beside me. ”

The four-time champion is an advocate for human rights and welfare, but he has yet to comment on the issues Kanter raised.

Peng Shuai situation in China raises doubts

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Peng Shuai

Since being accused, this tennis player has disappeared from the eyes of the media. The star asked Women’s Tennis Association Do not divulge information she does not know and say that she is resting at home and everything is fine. Steve Simon, CEO of WTA stated that he tried to contact her but was unable to get through.

“It is very hard for me to believe that Peng Shuai actually wrote the email we received or to believe what is being attributed to her,” he said. He added that Shuai must be allowed to speak freely without any coercion regarding her concerns.

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