The Philadelphia 76ers fan was kicked out of the game after a verbal spat with Carmelo Anthony claiming he did not use a racial slur.
In the January 27 match between Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers went viral due to the conflict between Carmelo Anthony and a fan. Anthony was furious at a sitting Sixers fan flirting and was pushed out. A report from Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes revealed that the fan in question referred to Anthony “boy”, which has racial connotations.
24 hours after the incident, fan Mike Murphy called local radio station 914 WIP on Friday, where he insisted his comments were not racist.
“He went to court,” Murphy said, via Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “We are blowing [them] in the game. I told him, ‘You’re a boy. Let him shoot. Let him shoot. ‘ He looked at me. He laughs. I think he went down to the other end of the court. He turned… and I said, ‘Let him shoot. It is a boy. ‘ And he lost his temper from time to time. ”
76ers fan claims he didn’t use racial slurs on Carmelo Anthony
A 76ers spokesman contacted multiple news outlets on Friday, saying Murphy is banned indefinitely from team games and future events at the Wells Fargo Center due to his remarks . Additionally, a second fan was banned for the remainder of the 76ers season.
“Some things have been said,” Anthony said, via ESPN. “Unacceptable. I’m great with raving fans, fans talking rubbish, cheering for their team, booing another team, I’m all for it. But when you cross certain boundaries, as a man, you just have to, that’s what you’ll see. That’s what you’ll get, as you’ve seen there. “
As a result of comments made during the conflict, Murphy is currently barred from the Wells Fargo Center indefinitely.
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