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Pro Basketballer Receives One-Game Suspension For Flying Elbow On Opponent

Playing in the Australian NBL, American import and former NBA player Josh Childress faced racist abuse on social media following the incident.

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Sydney King's player Josh Childress has received a two-game sanction (with one suspended) for this strike on opponent Jesse Wagstaff.

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Childress tweeted this after the match, prompting more criticism on social media.

Only 1 week suspension for a disgusting blatant elbow. Seems clear who actually does run the league, hey @JChillin ?

Nath Giglia@NathGigliaFollow

Only 1 week suspension for a disgusting blatant elbow. Seems clear who actually does run the league, hey @JChillin ?

8:46 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@JChillin yes, you are a thug. Should be removed from the NBL for a season not just a week. Unsportsmanlike, cowardly and violent #BadSport

James Jeffery@_Natural_Nine_Follow

@JChillin yes, you are a thug. Should be removed from the NBL for a season not just a week. Unsportsmanlike, cowardly and violent #BadSport

11:12 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@jamessammut91 @JChillin From what I saw he tweeted to blame everyone but himself. Didn't even apologies to the player affected

Name cannot be blank@thehog316Follow

@jamessammut91 @JChillin From what I saw he tweeted to blame everyone but himself. Didn't even apologies to the player affected

11:17 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

American Josh Childress commits worst foul in NBL history and gets one game? Love to hear the tribunal's reasoning for that. #plseexplain

Wayne Heming@TickerOzFollow

American Josh Childress commits worst foul in NBL history and gets one game? Love to hear the tribunal's reasoning for that. #plseexplain

8:45 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In a two hour trial, Childress was deemed not to be guilty of striking and bringing the game into disrepute.

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