On Wednesday we saw a Boston Celtics fan throw a Truly from the balcony at TD Garden and ended up almost hitting the San Antonio Spurs bench. This type of behavior needs to stop.
This article is for the Fans. We are a site under the FanSided umbrella anyway. Boston Celtics fans need to look in the mirror.
Wednesday’s game against the Spurs was shocking for many reasons. The main one being Kemba Walker’s ejection.
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There is no doubt that Walker should have remained in the game. I don’t know if it would have been enough to save the Celtics, but that doesn’t really matter.
The biggest takeaway is that some Celtics fans need to smarten up. Mainly the idiot that decided to chuck a Truly can from the balcony all the way to the Spurs bench.
I can’t stress how close the can was to hitting a player. It was within a foot from the bench.
Now even though that is an impressive throw (maybe the Patriots could use him), that behavior can’t be tolerated. Imagine if the can actually hit a player? That could do a lot of damage.
The Celtics decided to ban the fan for life which might seem harsh, but he would be facing much more punishment if the can actually hit the player.
Sometimes we as fans can go a bit overboard (myself included). We can get wrapped up in the game and let our emotions get the best of us. But throwing stuff onto a field or a court or a rink is a bit too far.
I think sometimes fans can forget that these athletes are humans too. Would you want someone throwing God knows what at you? Brad Stevens shouldn’t have to be apologizing to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs for fan’s terrible behavior.
So let’s be better Celtics fans. With such an amazing team they deserve the best fans in the NBA.