WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of directing racial slur at Nigerian players before Tokyo Olympics: Report

WNBA star Liz Cambage is accused of directing a racial slur toward members of the Nigerian national team during a scrimmage before last year’s Tokyo Olympics, according to a report.

Anonymous Nigerian players claim the Australian and Los Angeles Sparks center called them “monkeys” and told them to “go back to your Third World country” during a closed-door scrimmage, the Daily Telegraph (Australia) reported.

Cambage, 30, reportedly made the comments during an altercation during the scrimmage. She was allegedly was seen elbowing one opposing player in the head and slapping another.

“That’s what I recall, the term monkeys, yes. And go back to where you came from,” a Nigerian player told the Telegraph. “She definitely did use monkeys or monkey.”

“I was on the court. She definitely said go back to your Third World country,” another anonymous player added. “I didn’t hear it, but [teammates] confirmed she called us monkeys.”