Female basketball players have rushed to condemn Andrew Bogut for his ‘transphobic’ comments on a ‘biological male’ playing in a women’s league – but the Aussie legend has some high-profile support in his corner.
But Bogut took the controversial saga to a whole new level when he stunningly accused the board responsible for approving a female transgender player competing in the semi-professional league of being ‘very, very biased’.
‘The [NBL1 South] clubs were asked for their opinion on it, comically. None of them did in fear of losing their jobs,’ he said, though no coaches have commented on the matter, he said in a video on Tuesday.
‘I’ve got nothing against people who want to transition as adults … I do have an issue however that you feel that you can infiltrate women’s sport.
‘There’s actually a board of experts that sits, both basketball and medical experts, that determine whether you should be allowed to transition, and when you look into the background of these experts and their former jobs … it’s a pretty biased board.