“The International Olympic Committee is in bed with the Chinese Government”

Enes Kanter Freedom remains open in his attempt to prevent the International Olympic Committee from holding the Winter Olympics in China. The recent tweet from the Boston Celtics center was another step in its attempt to prevent the international event, which is slated to begin on February 4, 2022.

In his tweet, Freedom shared a picture with a caption that read:

“The international one @Olympia The committee is in bed with the Chinese government. You are complicit in repeating the propaganda of the Cultic Communist Party of China. “

The text in the picture in the above tweet read:

“The Chinese Communist Party does not represent the core Olympic values ​​of excellence, respect, friendship and it is a brutal dictatorship.”

The international @Olympia The committee is in bed with the Chinese government. They are complicit in repeating the propaganda of the Cultic Communist Party of China.# NoBeijing2022 https://t.co/DLkTN08aPT

Previously, Enes Kanter Freedom wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal calling on athletes and the sports community to speak out against the Chinese government’s atrocities. Freedom wrote:

“The sports community has to wake up – and have its say. We need to realize that the authoritarian Chinese government is not our friend.

He further argued:

“Athletes can play an important role in turning the tide towards a safer and free world. History has shown what is possible. Bill Russell campaigned against racial injustice. Muhammad Ali protested against the Vietnam War. Arthur Ashe spoke out against apartheid in South Africa from Africa. “

Enes Kanter Freedom has been blunt for years

Freedom, who grew up in Turkey, is one of the NBA’s most aggressive activists. His public criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led Turkey to cancel his passport in 2019 and demand extradition for his alleged involvement in Fethullah Gülen. Erdoğan claimed that Gülen was behind the attempted coup against the government in 2016.

Enes Kanter Freedom has not only confronted world leaders because of their alleged blatant human rights violations, but also has often confronted sports personalities such as LeBron James and Michael Jordan because of their silence on such sensitive issues. In an article written by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Freedom was quoted as saying of James’ silence over human rights abuses in China:

“I don’t know if he’s educated enough, but I’m here to educate him and I’m here to help him because it’s not about money. It’s about morals, principles and values. It’s about what you stand for are much bigger things than money. If LeBron stops making money now, his grandchildren and grandchildren and grandchildren can have the best life ever. I feel like it is definitely time for athletes to stand up for the things they believe in … not just in America … but around the world. “

Edited by Ned Lawrence Esguerra


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