Last season Russell Westbrook went off on a fan in Utah. And today it happened again after a man and his wife allegedly yelled racial slurs towards Westbrook while he was on the bench:
Russell Westbrook got into it with fans in Utah again after they yelled racial slurs at him
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) March 12, 2019
After the game Russ described a how the man was being racist and explained what was said:
Russell Westbrook got into a heated verbal discussion with Utah fans during the Thunder's 98-89 victory over the Jazz. https://t.co/NGAPsSTUXI
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2019
After the game the man was interviewed as well:
Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who was involved in a verbal altercation with Russell Westbrook during the Jazz loss to the Thunder, explains his side of what happened. @KSL5TV @kslsports #nba pic.twitter.com/ScCSRttTCg
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) March 12, 2019
The man denied saying anything racist towards Westbrook but some of this previous tweets would maybe presume otherwise:
Westbrook says this guy was saying racist things to him, but the man later denied saying anything.
Ya… i think its safe to say who’s telling the truth ? pic.twitter.com/wJOFJmAL0x
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) March 12, 2019
I am going to take Russ’s side on this one. Fans need to understand the boundaries between them and the players.