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New York — Fans wearing “Fight Antisemitism” shirts occupied some courtside seats at a Brooklyn-Indiana game on Monday night, days after Nets guard Kyrie Irving Tweeted a link to a movie that contains anti-Semitic tropes,

Irving posted a link to the film “Hebrew to Negro: Wake Up Black America” ​​on Twitter on Thursday. Synopsis on Amazon said the film “reveals the true identities of the children of Israel.”

Rolling Stone states that the film is based on “an anti-venomous book which claims that ‘several famous upper-class Jews’ have ‘admitted’ to ‘worship’.[ing] Satan or Lucifer.'”

He defended his decision to do so on Saturday, then deleted the tweet on Sunday after massive outcry, including criticism from Nets owner Joe Tsai and the Anti-Defamation League, as well as all kinds of hate speeches in an NBA statement. condemned the language.

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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, watches from the bench during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on October 31, 2022 in Brooklyn.

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Irving said on Saturday he embraced all religions and defended his right to post whatever he believed in.

“I’m not going to believe anything I believe in,” Irving said. “I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. There’s a whole army around me.”

Nets coach Steve Nash said Monday that he sees the case “as an opportunity for us to develop and understand a new perspective.”

“I think the organization is trying to take that stance or they can communicate through it, and trying to come out with a better position and more understanding and more empathy for each side of this debate and situation. Can,” Nash said.

Irving has previously supported the idea of ​​the Earth being flat, recently sharing an old clip from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and was unavailable for most Nets home games last season because he refused to be vaccinated against it. Had given COVID-19As was mandated in New York City.

The Nets refused him a contract extension this summer, meaning Irving could be in his final season with the team.

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