Spain beat France in the quarterfinals of the Men’s Basketball tournament this afternoon. The lasting memory from this game won’t be the Spanish victory – but rather Nicolas Batum’s venemous low blow on Juan Carlos Navarro. The intent is horrifyingly clear. Batum lost his cool:
Batum believes Spain threw their final prelim game against Brazil in order to get France in the final eight. With what we’ve seen re: match fixing during these games the claim doesn’t sound that farfetched. With that said – what Batum did was beyond gutless.
Somehow, the French forward avoided ejection. The Olympics – where no one’s testicles are safe.
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