Demarcus Cousins: Celtics Fan Banned; Verbal Abuse Comments

Demarcus Cousins gets Celtics fan banned for 2 years after verbal abuse comments at Boston Vs Golden State Warriors game.

The Boston Celtics released a statement to the public detailing a two year ban that was issued to a Celtics fan who allegedly used a racial slur (n word) while being “verbally abusive” to Golden State Warriors center Boogie Cousins. The incident occurred on January 26, 2019 during the Celtics vs Warriors NBA game at the TD Garden.

Here is the full statement, per the Celtics PR team.

On January 26, we were alerted by DeMarcus Cousins that a fan had used racially offensive language towards him. Immediately upon receiving the complaint, the fan, who was a minor, was ejected. The following day, per our policy regarding any reported fan behavior complaint, the team initiated an exhaustive investigation of the incident that included reviewing video from multiple angles and identifying and interviewing numerous fans, security personnel, and police in the immediate vicinity.
In the course of this investigation, we were able to conclude that the fan had been verbally abusive toward the Golden State bench, but none of the interviewed parties were able to verify the use of racially offensive language, and video evidence proved inconclusive. Based on our investigation, the fan was issued a two-year ban from all Celtics games, and is also subject to lifetime probation pursuant to our policy. The punishment for any corroborated discriminatory language used towards any player, employee, or fan at a Celtics home game is a lifetime ban.
We were in contact with the Golden State Warriors through this process, sharing our action plan and the final discipline. We express the deepest regrets that this incident happened to DeMarcus, as such behavior violates everything the Boston Celtics have always stood for.

The Demarcus Cousins Celtics fan incident is the second notable basketball player and NBA fanatic occurrence this month. The Utah Jazz issued a lifetime ban after Russell Westbrook Confronted Disrespectful MAGA Utah Jazz Fan Shane Keisel about racial remarks.

NBA fans! What do you think?
– Was the two-year Celtics fan ban for racist comments excessive?
– Should basketball fans be able to say what they want if they paid for an NBA ticket?

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