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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