Charlotte Hornets’ Nicolas Batum has said that people in France are celebrating his recent injury and are even taunting him on social media.

Batum will miss at least six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left elbow.

“I know [some] people in France are happy about it; that’s the sad part,” Batum said. “Really, for real. I got on stuff and people are happy, like I deserve it. … Trust me, I get those reactions on social media.”

But he quickly added: “I [also] got a lot of support from France and here.”
Out of the 60+ replies that responded on his announcement on Twitter, the vast majority are well wishes. The majority are also in French, and some could not be translated by the social media giant.