FIBA Sanctions in Cypriot – Turkish basketball brawl

Following FIBA Europe’s decision to sanction APOEL Nikosia for the post-game violence that marred Tuesday’s Eurochallenge game with Pinar Karsiyak, FIBA voiced its support for the punishment handed out by Europe’s continental basketball federation.
Commenting on the incident and the fine, FIBA Secretary General and IOC member Patrick Baumann said: “I wish to congratulate FIBA Europe for reacting quickly and decisively on an incident that is shameful and has absolutely no place in sport.”
“In the past sport has done much to unite people and to overcome political differences. The violence that occurred in Nicosia on Tuesday is utterly unacceptable,” he added.