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Old 04-07-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

In the Israeli League game between rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, Sofoklis Schortsanitis went into the crowd after some fans in the stands supposedly used a racial taunt against him........

Here is a link with video of him being escorted out by security:

http://sports.walla.co.il/?w=%2F151%2F2736176


Here is a story in English:

http://www.eurohoops.net/2014/04/flopping/46139

Sofo attacked the stands of Hapoel

The 83-80 road win of Maccabi Tel Aviv over Hapoel Tel Aviv, for the domestic Israeli League, was marked by the unprofessional behavior of Greek center Sofoklis Shortsanitis. After the end of the game, Big Sofo attacked the stands of the home fans, as you can see in this report and video. According to Maccabi Tel Aviv’s sources, their player was provoked by racist chants, however, this kind of outburst is unacceptable, especially when among the fans there are children, like in this case, the four year old son of Hapoel’s coach, Erez Edelshtein. Sofo was escorted by his teammates to the locker room, while Hapoel is asking for his banishment from the league, until the end of the season.

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UPDATE:

http://www.eurohoops.net/2014/04/dribbling/46161

“I will rape your daughter and son”

Maccabi Tel Aviv issued an official press release about the Sofo incident, and as it was expected, the club supports the Greek center. As it’s explained, Schortanitis was provoked by a particular fan, still the player is expected to be fined and punished with missing a number of games in the Israeli League.

The text of the press release is the following: “Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club rejects and condemns any kind of violence – both physical and verbal, which is often severe and no less harmful – and makes it clear that it has no place on the sports court. We expect the players, even in the most severe cases, to find the strength of mind to hold back.

Maccabi will conduct a comprehensive investigation of a disciplinary issue, and will learn in depth the details of the event, and the club will take a decision on the matter, which will be published later.

As it’s already known, the incident occurred after the final buzzer of the game against Hapoel Tel Aviv, when Sofoklis Schortsanitis was heading to the locker rooms – and even though this is an area that should be sterile and the players protected in a hostile environment – a Hapoel Tel Aviv basketball fan from the stands, hung on the tunnel, leaning on the end of it, spat on him, and cursed at him, using terrible and racist slurs. Among other things, the fan shouted: “I will rape your daughter and your son “. Αfter that, he started to run.

Contrary to the reports about injuries, those accusations are groundless. The player did not hit and hurt anyone. Contrary to reports that the player “trampled over children,” it can be clearly seen in the video of the incident that the none of the children were hurt, and the fans in the stands are the people who provoked the incident. The player was blocked by security guards and did not hit anyone”.

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

What does this have to do with the NBA?
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

Sidenote, many Euroleague stadiums have been cited for shouting racial things. Disgusting
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

wrong forum, reported

I also don't think something so fat could ever set out on a ballistic trajectory. You would need a technology we do not possess to launch so much fat.
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

Jeff, this is your second non-nba topic you've posted today. Seems like a bannable offense.
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

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Sidenote, many Euroleague stadiums have been cited for shouting racial things. Disgusting

That's not a Euroleague arena genius. It's an Israeli League arena. Anyway, the guy with the glasses and the little kid.......I'm not sure if that's the assistant coach of the team and the 4 year old son mentioned in the article or not, but whomever they were, they learned their lesson......

Don't shout racist chants at Sofo. This is why I just laughed at that ridiculous thread here in this forum about Shaq punking on Sofo and that Sofo would just take it........you clowns have no clue what kind of guy Sofo is. He's big as hell, strong as hell, tough as hell, and mean as hell.

There has never been anything like him in the NBA. Nothing even close. Shaq would be put to the floor in a second if he tried to punk him. This is a 355 pound version of Artest.

NBA fans really have no clue how mean and huge this guy really is. I think it's the real reason he's never been allowed in the NBA. They are absolutely terrified of him because of stuff like this and the stuff he did at the Greece and Serbia brawl in 2010. The NBA wants no part of this kind of stuff.

That's the real reason Sofo isn't in the NBA. American NBA only fan clowns imagine the other reasons out of their own delsuions.

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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

just saw the jerusalem scene in world war Z man dat shit was cray. if only that dumb bitch didnt pick up the mic in the first place
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What a ****ing beast. Damn.
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

Didn't Amare Stoudemire say he was Jewish?

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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

Once again Euroleague lying about Racism, somebody called him out for being a fatass, that is what started this. Fat pro athlete (pathetic when you think about it) couldn't handle being called fat and tried to chase after a paying fan (also pathetic). To be expected from the bush Euroleague and it's bushleague players though, you get what you pay for.
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Wait, so was he going after that kid? Soft Euro
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big sofo goin mofo
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Default Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Went Ballistic On The Crowd In Israel

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Didn't Amare Stoudemire say he was Jewish?

Yeah. I believe he's a part owner of the Israeli League club Hapoel Jerusalem.
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