Celtics Ban Lover for Yelling Racial Slur at DeMarcus Cousins
The Boston Celtics have banned a fan for two many years for directing racist language toward Golden Point out Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins on Jan. 26.
In a assertion issued on Friday, the Celtics spelled out their course of action following Cousins alerted the team of the incident that evening.
“Promptly upon obtaining the grievance, the lover, who was a minimal, was ejected,” the Celtics claimed. “The pursuing working day, per our policy with regards to any documented fan conduct grievance, the staff initiated an exhaustive investigation of the incident that involved examining movie from multiple angles and pinpointing and interviewing many lovers, stability staff, and law enforcement in the fast vicinity.
“In the system of this investigation, we were able to conclude that the admirer experienced been verbally abusive toward the Golden Condition bench, but none of the interviewed events were able to confirm the use of racially offensive language, and video clip evidence proved inconclusive,” the team additional. “Centered on our investigation, the admirer was issued a two-calendar year ban from all Celtics games, and is also matter to life time probation pursuant to our plan. The punishment for any corroborated discriminatory language utilized toward any player, staff, or admirer at a Celtics property video game is a life time ban.”
Cousins advised Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes that he had been known as the n-phrase on a number of situations. While Cousins declined to reveal exactly where the incident took area, Haynes afterwards documented that it was a Celtics supporter that night in Boston who directed the slurs at Cousins.
“We ended up in call with the Golden State Warriors by this approach, sharing our action system and the remaining willpower,” the Celtics said. “We specific the deepest regrets that this incident took place to DeMarcus, as such behavior violates all the things the Boston Celtics have normally stood for.”
Such incidents have been subject matter to scrutiny because Russell Westbrook’s general public confrontation with a fan who also heckled him with racist language all through the activity. Westbrook reported the admirer advised him “to get down on my knees like you employed to,” sparking the verbal altercation.
The enthusiast was subsequently completely banned by the Jazz.