Last Thursday, May 4, was supposed to be a good one for Pitt center Max Amadasun.
That was the day when Amadasun headed from Pittsburgh all the way back home to Ireland. However, things changed once he got to the airport in his homeland.
“He went back home vaccinated and they are just making him stay at a hotel saying his vaccination is invalid,” Amadasun’s friend Silas Sunday told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They told him two weeks. He hasn’t seen his family yet.”
Amadasun received his second dose of the COVID vaccination on Monday, three days before his flight home. However, as Sunday said, once he arrived at the airport, he was not able to go any further.
Maximilian Owen Amadasun is in mandatory hotel quarantine in Dublin. Max is an Irish student at the University of Pittsburgh. He got his second vaccination on Monday but was taken into quarantine when he arrived home on Thursday (1/4) #MHQ
— Mick Barry TD (@MickBarryTD) May 7, 2021
When Sunday, a fellow Irish basketball player (who is currently being recruited by Pitt) found out the news, he went to Instagram to share it with the public.
“This is my brother Max,” he captioned the Instagram Story Post. “He arrived at Dublin Airport this morning and was met by the Irish Army. They brought him to an unknown hotel where they are not allowing him to leave. He got vaccinated for the sole purpose of returning to Ireland and get his Visa renewed and also look after his mother.”
“The law clearly states if you are fully vaccinated you are allowed to return to Ireland,” he continued. “He has represented his country several times in basketball and has received many scholarship offers. He is a quiet and respectful boy and also an Irish citizen. Please repost and share to get him out ASAP.”
PSN will keep you posted as we try to find out more information regarding Amadasun’s current situation.