Liz Cambage Wiki – Liz Cambage Biography
Liz Cambage, According to a report, WNBA star Liz Cambage is accused of making a racial insult to members of the Nigerian national team during a scrimmage ahead of last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
According to the Daily Telegraph (Australia), unidentified Nigerian players claimed that the Australian and Los Angeles Sparks center called them “monkeys” and told them to “get back to your Third World country” during a behind-the-scenes turmoil.
Age of Liz Cambage
Liz Cambage is 30-years-old.
Accused of Calling Nigerian Players Slur
Cambage, 30, reportedly made the remarks during an argument during the match. He was allegedly seen elbowing an opposing player’s head and slapping another.
“That’s what I remember, the term monkey, yes. Go back to where you came from,” a Nigerian actor told The Telegraph. “He definitely used ape or ape.”
“I was in court. Another nameless player said definitely go back to your Third World country. I didn’t hear it, but [my teammates] confirmed that he called us monkeys.”
The incident caused Australian officials to stop the match just before the end of the second quarter. Cambage, whose father is Nigerian, apologized to the African team after the incident, which was reportedly not well received by the players.
“I think it was a bull—-” one player said from the outlet.
“We knew he was half Nigerian even though he was Australian. So before that he was like one of us,” added another Nigerian actor.
Cambage later announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed due to the coronavirus, citing his mental and physical health.
Especially getting competitive on the world’s biggest sports arena,” he wrote in a statement.
The Nigerian players’ comments came after Cambage targeted the Australian women’s national basketball team earlier this month.
“My heart is with those who want to protect me and want me to be the best I can be,” Cambage told ABC Sport. “And I never felt that in Opals. So yeah, I’m fine.”
A four-time WNBA All-Star, Cambage signed with Sparks earlier this year. She was selected 2nd overall by Tulsa Shock in the 2011 draft.