Athletistic / Basketball Turkish Basketball Federation chief Hedo Turkoglu has slammed FIBA ​​after the organization dismissed the Turkish team’s protest over the result of the EuroBasket 2022 3rd round match against the Georgian team (83:88 OT).

“It’s very painful and unpleasant. I discussed it with my foreign colleagues, everyone is puzzled. FIBA ​​is discrediting itself day by day. Not only us, the whole world has seen it all and the watched in surprise. Such errors simply should not be, 22 seconds are capable of influencing the result. This decision is a disgrace. We will not leave it like this. We will prepare an appeal to the CAS and seek justice .

After the match, our players were attacked and they pretend nothing has happened. That’s a shame. At first they admitted they stole 22 seconds from us, then they came up with an excuse,” Sporx said citing Turkoglu.

Recall that in the match Georgia – Turkey, after a fight that arose in the fourth quarter, up to 22 seconds disappeared from playing time.

Following the incident, the Turkish national team threatened to boycott EuroBasket.