Russell Westbrook faced the utmost disrespect from a fan at his latest game and everyone is shocked at the footage.
Even LeBron James has spoken out...
Sports are finally returning to stadiums...
But it seems some fans have totally forgotten how to act after this last year.
Russell Westbrook has faced the brunt of it from a fan who thought it was fine to dump popcorn on his head...
Westbrook called the person's actions straight-up "bulls***" and even LeBron James has spoken out about it.
People can't believe the pure disrespect they saw...
Westbrook was on his way to the locker room after injuring his ankle during a game...
Russell Westbrook left Game 2 of Sixers-Wizards after appearing to injure his ankle in the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/sDTesu5EgU— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 27, 2021
When a fan poured popcorn all over the NBA star.
Westbrook could not have been angrier that nothing was put in place to prevent this from happening...
#SportsNews Fan dumps popcorn on Russ amid exit for injury: Wizards guard Russell Westbrook had to be held back by arena security staff after popcorn was dumped on his head by a fan as he exited Wednesday night's game in Philadelphia with a right ankle injury. ... pic.twitter.com/T2xWrHInWL— Muggs-N-Manor (@muggsnmanor) May 27, 2021
The D.C. point guard could be seen trying to make his way over to confront the fan.
Westbrook eventually calmed down and was escorted into the locker room...
In Philadelphia a fan dumps popcorn on Russell Westbrook as he walks to the locker room injured. In NY a fan spits on Trae Young. What is wrong with us? Where is the common courtesy? Come on fans. Cheer for your team. Boo the opponents. But we have to respect each other! pic.twitter.com/RsZtY5Maqr— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) May 27, 2021
But after the game, he spoke out about the incident.
"To be blatantly honest, man, this s**t is getting out of hand, especially for me," Westbrook told reporters.
Russell Westbrook deserves better, from fans, from the media, from everybody.— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) May 27, 2021
"The amount of disrespect, the amount of fans just doing whatever the f**k they want to do, it's just out of pocket, man. It's out of pocket, seriously."
Westbrook went on to say if the incident had happened in "any other setting," he would have retaliated.
By the way WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with a injury!! There’s cameras all over arenas so there’s no excuse! Cause if the 👟 was on the other 🦶🏾.🎥 #ProtectOurPlayers— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 27, 2021
"A guy wouldn't come up on the street and pour popcorn on my head because he knows what would happen," he said.
Westbrook then pled with the NBA to "start protecting the players." Adding, "We'll see what the NBA does."
This fan should never be permitted in a #Sixers game ever again after throwing popcorn on Russell Westbrook while leaving court with injury. And they can track his ass down. No class! pic.twitter.com/ra029MaBDF— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 27, 2021
LeBron James also spoke out saying he wanted the fan punished ASAP.
"WE AS THE PLAYERS wanna see who threw that popcorn on Russ while he was leaving the game tonight with an injury!!" LeBron wrote.
Russell Westbrook appeared to have popcorn poured on his head by a fan on his way to the locker room with an apparent injury.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 27, 2021
The fan was ejected from the game. pic.twitter.com/WgtvKMFYHH
"There's cameras all over arenas so there's no excuse! Cause if the [shoe] was on the other [foot]. #ProtectOurPlayers"
And now, the 76ers say they've identified the fan and have canceled his season ticket and banned him "from all events" at the arena.
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
"We apologize to Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards for being subjected to this type of unacceptable and disrespectful behavior," the Sixers said in a statement Thursday.
"There is no place for it in our sport or arena."
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