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Old Sat Feb 08, 2014, 11:39pm
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Marcus Smart shove - OK State/Texas Tech (Video)

I have to agree with the announcers he should have been tossed from the game.
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Old Sat Feb 08, 2014, 11:40pm
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Ok. State/ Texas Tech

Anyone else think Marcus Smart should have been ejected? I'm sure the guy said something, but that can't happen.

If you didn't see it, Smart falls into the crowd gets up and shoves a fan.
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Old Sat Feb 08, 2014, 11:42pm
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Absolutely he should have been ejected. Unfortunately, it looked like the trail was the only one who saw the play, and he was more than 30 feet away. Thankfully the coach took him out.
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Old Sat Feb 08, 2014, 11:50pm
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I'd be interested to know what the fan said to instigate that. Hopefully Tech will try to find out.

Still....
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Old Sat Feb 08, 2014, 11:58pm
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I'd be interested to know what the fan said to instigate that. Hopefully Tech will try to find out.

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No doubt he said something. If that happened in a high school game, I would run the fan and the player as well.
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It is being reported on Twitter that he was called a racial slur.

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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:15am
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It is being reported on Twitter that he was called a racial slur.

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That is what I would have guessed was said, something along those lines.
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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:17am
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That is what I would have guessed was said, something along those lines.
And if that is the case, still not smart on his part. He has to be better than that.

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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:17am
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Unfortunate situation. Not knowing what/if fan said I don't think you can address the fan at this level. Unfortunately, we have to address the player. I don't have a problem with how the game officials handled the situation. Edited to say: I would hope game management would deal with the fans. Especially since the officials didn't hear/ don't know what was said.
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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:20am
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Some of you may be able to browse to the play here: ESPN3 -- Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:24am
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For what it's worth, it appears that he is clearly reacting (albeit wrongly) to something. He is on the ground for a moment and then he turns and looks back at the fans and then goes. In this situation, based on video I've seen so far, I have no problems with the game officials actions.
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It is being reported on Twitter that he was called a racial slur.

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Judging by his reaction, I figured as much. You're right, he has to be better in this case.

That said, I don't trust twitter reports. I hope Tech investigates.
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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:34am
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Based on my poor lip-reading skills the white guy says "sorry about that" when Smart is in his face.
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And for me that is not a justification. But I can see a young man overreact to a comment like that. As far as I am concerned that better be the only reason he reacted that way. And I feel he should be suspended for a lot of games if not the rest of the season. No place for what he did. If he was called something, tell the officials or the authorities and let them handle it. He lost the moral high ground by acting that way.

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Old Sun Feb 09, 2014, 12:41am
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Apparently this fan has done negative behavior before (gray shirt):

Article: Texas Tech Basketball Fan Extraordinaire


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