Global viewer Adi Pranada
The New Zealand Breakers, who play in the Australian Basketball Association, canceled the contract of its player Die Webster on Monday after the player refused to be vaccinated against the corona virus before the start of the new season.
Because of travel restrictions to prevent infection by the virus, the Breakers spent most of last season on Australian soil, and the team is expected to live in Australia at least until the start of the 2021-2022 season, so getting the player’s no vaccination will complicate the team’s travel arrangements.
Basketball player Toy Webster has been released from his New Zealand Breakers contract for refusing to vaccinate against Covit-19. https://t.co/IFrmX8UyTK
– SBS News (SBSNews) September 20, 2021
“I fully support the freedom of every player to be vaccinated,” Breakers owner Matt Walsh said in a statement.
Walsh added: “The club door will open for Die Webster, but unfortunately we live in exceptional circumstances. Without the vaccine he cannot travel freely, so he can not play the current season.”
With this, Wester faced the fate of his older brother and former teammate Cory, who suffered a setback last month claiming that the “Pfizer vaccine kills many like the virus”.
Last season, Webster’s younger brother, a New Zealander, made significant strides with his team in the Australian League and extended his contract with him last July for two years, as he had previously played in the American Universities League.
The new Australian Basketball League season is set to begin on November 18.
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