The Utah Jazz have officially banned the racist fan from all arena events after the events that transpired with Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook.
Video captured Russell Westbrook confronting a fan and having some choice words with him. What we did not know was that the fan was hurling racist comments towards Westbrook.
Things get heated between Russell Westbrook and Utah Jazz fans again. “I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife,” he says. Not sure what these fans said to him, but he also had issues with Jazz fans during the postseason. pic.twitter.com/LquwRmLVNy— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019
After the game, Westbrook gave an interview describing what had happened. Westbrook stated the man and his wife hurled racist remarks to him during the game. Westbrook also stated there is little to no protection from the NBA regarding player safety.
Fans can say shit about a mans family, wife, & kids.. Tell a player “Get down on your knees like your use to.” As men, what do you expect us to do? Shut up & dribble? No one is held accountable for their actions except for us. Fans are protected in every way possible but not us.— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) March 12, 2019
Reporters also had the audacity to interview the racist fan identified as Shane Keisel who gave a totally different account of the incident.
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
It was also uncovered that Shane Keisel had attempted to hide or delete racist tweets but failed in doing so exposing him.
Yeah I’m sure this guy said nothing to Westbrook… pic.twitter.com/pbBXMHGUyg— Jonesy (@JonesyNBA) March 12, 2019
Wow Shane Keisel the truth shall set you free…what a racist pos! Nice to have a safe court side seat to yell unpleasantries, try saying anything like that on the streets pic.twitter.com/Aw6IkgkOIo— shaunkyser (@shaunkyser) March 12, 2019
It was also uncovered that Keisel is a former police officer and Toyota car salesman.