The Sixers had a comfortable 125-108 win over the Wizards in Philly last night but the W wasn’t the highlight of the night. It was Washington’s Isaiah Thomas confronting a Sixers fan and his friend who were throwing up their middle fingers at him and yelling “F*ck you, b*tch!” as loud as they could.
IT addressed the situation after the game and said one of the fans apologized and said they were only acting that way to distract him from his free throws so that they could win free frosties from Wendy’s. That’s if a player misses two free throws. IT made 1/2. This man and his friend didn’t keep the same energy at all when confronted. Thomas ended up being ejected though.
The Philly fans will now suffer the consequences though. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, A rep for the 76ers has since said that they violated an arena policy and that they are now banned from the Wells Fargo Center for a year. These fans received these tickets from a season ticket holder and these will now be revoked too. Thomas has sadly been suspended for two games, according to Adrian Wojnarowaki of ESPN.
The ban from Wells Fargo Center is appropriate. Fans shouldn’t be yelling that kind of language at players at a family-friendly event such as an NBA game. Philly fans are sadly notorious for this kind of behavior though. Flip the page to check out the original incident and IT addressing it after the game.