FC Barcelona reacts to Mario Hezonja joining Panathinaikos


FC Barcelona took to Twitter and reacted to Mario Hezonja joining the six-time EuroLeague champions Panathinaikos.

Aug 24, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Mario Hezonja (44) shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half in game four of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Catalans clarified the situation with Hezonja, noting they hold the playing rights of the Croatian guard / forward in Europe.

“Mario Hezonja will play for Panathinaikos through to June 30, 2021. Barça holds the Croatian’s playing rights in Europe,” FC Barcelona tweeted.

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Hezonja spent three years with FC Barcelona (2012-2015) before moving to the NBA.

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