Australian basketball player, Liz Cambage has continued to receive knocks and heavy criticism for allegedly telling opponents on team Nigeria to go back to their “Third World country” in a spat, which came before her withdrawal from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The former captain of Australia’s women’s national basketball team, Jenna O’Hea recently confirmed the allegations when she recently appeared on ABC Sport in Australia as the WNBA kicked off its season.
It should be recalled that Cambage cited mental health concerns after pulling out of the Australian squad prior to last year’s delayed Games, stating that she found the prospect of competing in a bubble “terrifying.”
Prior to the announcement, reports had emerged that Cambage was involved in a physical and verbal altercation with Nigerian players during a behind-closed-doors warm-up match.
Cambage recently took to Twitter to drop a cryptic message amidst the ongoing storm over her alleged comment.
the truth will always come to light, and it ain’t even dawn yet 😌
— Elizabeth Cambage (@ecambage) May 8, 2022
As expected, her Tweet generated a flurry of mixed reactions. Below are some of the reactions from Twitter.
Andrew Gaze, five time Olympian flag bearer for his country and board member of BA has called out disgusting behaviour. Take that
— eddie eagle (@eddieeagle93) May 9, 2022
I’d say your lucky they haven’t revealed what you really said, that would definitely not have painted you in a good light
— Michael Wynne (@wynnemichael1) May 9, 2022
A reminder: Your ancestor might be from that third world country if truly you said that.
— Adalemo Segun (@Seegse) May 10, 2022
Probably wouldn't be good for you if the truth came out from the looks of it. Be careful what you wish for
— christian (@ssjchristian24) May 8, 2022
Should we ask the Nigerian team what they experienced from @ecambage or won't they be truthful either!!!!!
— Doug Bolam (@dbol1801) May 9, 2022
You could at least try to defend yourself. This just makes it look like you're confirming the story.
— Marcus S., A Child of the Internet (@goodwillfiction) May 10, 2022
Genuinely make me disappointed to be an Aussie when this is the kinda person "representing" us
— Carl (@CarlFrank1533) May 10, 2022
WTF, you said about, Nigeria?
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@obakandegmailc1) May 9, 2022