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VNL M: Ngapeth accuses Heynen and Kubiak of racism!

by WoV

The star of the France National Team and also the men’s world volleyball star, Earvin Ngapeth, accused the head coach and captain of the national team of Poland of racism!

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Poland’s head coach Vital Heynen and outside hitter Michał Kubiak were accused by France’s star Earvin Ngapeth of racist insults towards him after yesterday’s last-round match of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League. Ngapeth posted these heavy accusations on his Instagram.

“The head coach of the Polish national team used the word ‘negrier’ to describe black people (who take care of the safety in the health bubble). It is clearly racism! There are witnesses! Not to mention the various insults of Mr. Kubiak (son of a bitch) during last night’s game,” wrote France Men outside hitter, who also posted a video of Kubiak shouting “Fils de pute” (“Son of a bitch” in French) during the encounter.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) opened an investigation on the matter.

“The FIVB is aware of comments made on social media by a player of the men’s national volleyball team (Ngapeth). The FIVB is currently investigating allegations of discriminatory behavior. If it is found that there is a violation of the FIVB disciplinary regulations, it will submit the case to the Disciplinary Panel. No further comments will be made on this subject until the situation has been investigated and, if applicable, the disciplinary proceedings concluded,“ published the governing body of world volleyball.

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4 comments

Joe Bellingham June 25, 2021 - 7:34 pm

Kobiak has already been suspended in 2019 for extremely improper and racist comments. FIVB’s clement reaction seems to have done little in the way of getting him to rethink his ways. It’s time to once and for all clear the game of such scum by taking more decisive action and adding credit to the integrity of volleyball.

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andrea June 25, 2021 - 10:37 pm

Totally agree. The ban last time was a joke, because of the availability of a wide roster for squad rotation at VNL. To prove that it’s an organization with zero tolerance of racist behavior, FIVB should suspend Kubiak during the upcoming Olympics.

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Joe June 27, 2021 - 6:30 pm

This is not the first time ive read/heard about his behaviour and i think another polish player too who has “attitude”. But it seems FIVB is so lenient to this matter.. there was also a racism issue with Thailanders.. did the management act on it? I guess not.

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thomas July 10, 2021 - 4:46 am

the biggest racist and criminal is Ngapeth, check his record with French low system. He should not only be suspended from Olympics but jailed in France

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