The legal dispute between Telekom Baskets Bonn and professional Joshiko Saibou is entering the next round. After no agreement was reached at a quality appointment on Wednesday before the labor court in Bonn, there is a so-called chamber appointment on November 11th (2 p.m.). A judgment will probably be made there.
The association had proposed a severance payment of “three to four gross Monday salaries” through its lawyer Michael Plössner. Saibou’s representative Georg Melzer refused. Instead, he demanded continued payment until the end of the contract in June 2021, including a so-called sprinter clause. Then an agreement could be reached if the player finds employment with another club earlier.
The Baskets had terminated the 30-year-old Saibou without notice for “kicking against the requirements of the current employment contract as a professional athlete” after he had taken part in a demonstration against the state measures to contain the corona pandemic in Berlin. Saibou called the dismissal a “slap in the face of freedom of expression” and filed a lawsuit.