All of Europe is buzzing about the specific situation in which Facundo Campazzo and Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet find themselves, so Monaco basketball players Mike James and Donatas Motiejunas gave their opinion on the whole fiasco.
Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet is under the sanctions of the Euroleague and cannot register players until the end of February, so it was denied the services of Campazzo in the Euroleague during the busy schedule in January, in which it also has a duel with Monaco.
Two basketball players from that team were guests on the Urbohus podcast and touched on the hot topic.
“I want him to play first. However, they did not pay the players and now he is being punished for being on their team. It could have happened to anyone. Anyone could sign for Zvezda and be in the same problem, this is nothing against him. I love Faku, he’s my man, but if you don’t pay the players, there must be some rules and penalties if you don’t respect it and you don’t pay the people,” said Mike James, Monaco basketball player.
His teammate Donatas Motiejunas has a similar opinion:
“It was a problem for years. Now we have someone backing us, the players’ union, so we each pay to be protected. When we talk about this situation, my answer is clear. If you don’t pay the players, you will be in this situation. Although Campazzo is the victim, anyone could have been in this situation. We’re talking about the entire league here versus the case of one man. We need to be protected so that things like this don’t happen. The rules must be respected, as we players respect them”, said the Lithuanian center.
Crvena Zvezda welcomes Monaco in the 19th round of the Euroleague, and the match will be played this Thursday at 7 p.m.
Crvena zvezda welcomes Monaco in the 19th round of the Euroleague, and the match will be played this Thursday at 7 p.m.