During Philadelphia’s playoff game against Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards, a fan thought it would be a good idea to pour popcorn on Westbrook’s head as he limped off the court with an ankle injury.
A Sixers fan poured popcorn on Russell Westbrook
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 27, 2021
“To be completely honest, this sh*t is getting out of hand, especially for me,” Russell said after the game. “The amount of disrespect, the amount of fans just doing whatever the f*ck they want to do — it’s just out of pocket. There are certain things that cross the line. Any other setting … a guy were to come up on the street and pour popcorn on my head, you know what happens.”
He continued, “In these arenas, you got to start protecting the players. We’ll see what the NBA does.”
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The fan has been banned indefinitely from Wells Fargo Center and has had his Philadelphia 76ers season-ticket membership has been revoked.
Statement from the Philadelphia 76ers: Fan who dumped popcorn on Wizards‘ Russell Westbrook has had his season ticket revoked and been banned from Wells Fargo Center indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/jVBWWVcZjT
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 27, 2021
The Sixers also apologized for their fan’s bad behavior.
“We apologize to Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards for being subjected to this type of unacceptable and disrespectful behavior,” the Sixers said. “There is no place for it in our sport or arena.”
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