Ben Simmons salutes teenager who confronted senator over Christchurch attack
NBA All-Star Ben Simmons paid tribute for the teenager who egged a politician who blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on Muslim immigration.
Australian senator Fraser Anning punched the 17-year-old a while back, but some of his fellow politicians are pushing for him to get suspended from parliament. Anning said a couple weeks ago that “the cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today will be the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to Nz to begin with.” The attack on two mosques in Christchurch left 50 people dead.
The teenager isn’t charged over his confrontation with Anning.
Simmons, that is Australian, wore sneakers when using the words ‘Egg Boy’ written built in through the Philadelphia 76ers’ victory covering the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night. Simmons was the top-scorer within the night, with 28 points to your Sixers. Last week, Simmons wrote what it’s all about ‘Pray for NZ’ on his sneakers in a game up against the Sacramento Kings.
The 22-year-old Simmons has become the best young players from the NBA. He also played Australian Rules football as a teenager before moving for the US to pay attention to basketball. They have made his political views clear during the past: in 2019 he attacked Donald Trump. “I think he’s a twit,” said Simmons. “If we had arrived nationwide today, a lot of people would phone him a dickhead. That’s earn money personally feel.”