In the French Basketball League, it was revealed that American player Norris Cole played in the match where Cholet hosted ASVEL, despite the positive coronavirus test.
ASVEL officials conveyed to the Federation representative that Cole’s coronavirus test was positive. But the response “that a player who is listed in the top five has to play” was in the direction.
Norris Cole found himself in the top five. In the pre-match ceremony, he made a contact fist salute with the opposing team players and remained on the field for about 40 seconds. Meanwhile, Cole, who also held the match ball, was taken off the game at the first opportunity by the ASVEL technical team. After the match, ASVEL’s assistant coach Fauthoux informed the authorities and said that he was doing his duty.
A harsh statement came from the Cholet front that Erman Kunter coached after the match. Cholet mayor, announced that it will take all responsible and federation to court.
After the Milan match played at ASVEL on Friday evening, Coach TJ Parker and both players were announced to be COVID positive.