Abandoned by Barcelona in Turkey, Thomas Heurtel, the French leader of the club, was able to count on Rodrigue Beaubois in Istanbul, before being able to return to Catalonia by a commercial flight.
Good news for Thomas Heurtel. Left on the tarmac in Istanbul by Barcelona, the leader was finally able to reach Catalonia, after a three-hour stopover in Lyon, by a commercial flight. In Turkey, the number 13 of Barça was able to count on the invaluable help of Rodrigue Beaubois, his teammate in the France team and player of Anadolu Efes, to be able to return to the hotel where his club was to stay before the 16th day. Euroleague (lost 86-79).
“ We were able to discuss with the player and this situation is unjustifiable from any point of view. She is terrible. (…) To abandon a player in a country with the current health protocols… The player was completely alone. Fortunately, there was one of his former teammates who was able to pick him up. (…) VSis such a surreal situation that I had never experienced basketball “, For his part confided Alfonso Reyes, president of the players’ union in Spain (APB), on the airwaves of El Larguero.
“They are very unhappy with the situation”
For its part, Barça organized an internal ballot about the situation of Heurtel and the players voted unanimously (13-0) so that the French could remain within the team, according to Eurohoops . ” The Barcelona players have experienced a very difficult situation. They are very unhappy with the situation. He’s a teammate, and the relationship between them is exceptional. What I can say is that the reactions are not always so easy. Once the moment has passed, you realize that you could have done something more or less. Solidarity is unanimous and anyone who has been through a basketball locker room knows that our code tells us that this cannot be allowed to happen. And that’s why it surprises me that sometimes people who have been players forget what they experienced in a locker room “, Also launched Reyes. It remains to be seen when Heurtel will leave the Catalan club.
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