Spurs’ guard Tony Parker apologizes for photo of him with a “quenelle” gesture.
Quenelle, a hand signal that is said to represent a reverse Nazi salute credited to French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala.
According to France24.com’s post about quenelle, the gesture is a “reverse Nazi salute signifying the sodomisation of the victims of the Shoah”.
In a statement released by the San Antonio Spurs, Parker said:
“While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it,”
“When l was photographed making that gesture three years ago, I thought it was part of a comedy act and did not know that it could be in any way offensive or harmful.”
The controversial photo of Tony Parker along with French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala showing quenelle above.