Jazz Fans Create GoFundMe for Human Rights After Russell Westbrook Incident

Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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A group of Utah Jazz fans started a GoFundMe benefiting the Human Right Campaign Foundation after a fan was permanently banned from attending Jazz games after allegedly making racist remarks toward Russell Westbrook

The GoFundMe has a goal of $25,000, the same amount the NBA fined Westbrook for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan” after he responded to the fan’s comments.

The campaign description reads in part:

“Jazz fans are not bigots.
Jazz fans are not racist.
Jazz fans are loyal to the Utah Jazz.

[…]

“It is time to change the narrative on citizens of Utah, fans of the Jazz and those that call Utah ‘home’. We are not a bunch of redneck, racist, bigots. Most of us are dads, moms, friends, hard-workers, kind-hearted, do right by each other, help our fellow man, good neighbors and welcoming to all.”

    

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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March 13, 2019 at 02:16PM

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