EuroLeague Basketball released an official statement and addressed the situation regarding the death threat against CSKA Moscow forward Will Clyburn.
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After the Muscovites’ match against Fenerbahce, Clyburn’s wife received some messages on social media, including a death threat, apparently from a Turkish account.
The 28-year-old player took to Twitter and revealed the incident, asking from the league and the Turkish club to intervene.
EuroLeague responded and announced that the person or people responsible for the messages will be banned from EuroLeague and EuroCup games and will support Clyburn and his family “in any action they may consider taking”.
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