Yannick Noah reports neo-Nazi death threats
French tennis player turned singer Yannick Noah, the father of Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, said he was targeted with racist slurs and death threats from neo-Nazis before playing a concert, French newspaper France Soir reported Sunday.
Yannick Noah, former French Open champion, went to police after receiving the threats in a theater in Roanne, central France, on Friday.
He said the hateful messages were signed by Phinehas, a known local extremist, and left for him and French actor Jamel Debbouze on a table close to the entrance.
After reporting the incident to police, the 50-year-old singer returned to the theater and performed the concert as planned.
Joakim Noah, who leads the Bulls on rebounds this season, was set to face the Orlando Magic on Sunday afternoon after the team clinched the Eastern Conference's top seed.
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