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Video: Elderly Basketball Fan Ejected After Pouring Beer Over Player’s Head

Video: Elderly Basketball Fan Ejected After Pouring Beer Over Player’s Head

An elderly basketball fan was thrown out of a game after he poured a beer over the head of a rival player.

The incident took place during an NBL game between the Illawarra Hawks and the Sydney Kings when the fan tipped his beer over Marcus Thornton after he fell on-court.

The spectator, who was sat in a corporate box courtesy of Figtree Private Hospital, appeared to intentionally spill the beer over the face of the former Boston Celtics shooting guard before pretending like nothing had even happened.

Horrified Thornton couldn’t believe what had just happened as the elderly gentleman nonchalantly took another sip from his can of beer.

After a short delay, the game finally got under way again and the mischievous fan was escorted out by a security official at the

You can check out the bizarre incident in the video below.

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A statement from Figtree chief executive, Paul McKenna, said: “Figtree Private Hospital has apologised to the Sydney Kings and the Illawarra Hawks for the actions of an elderly gentleman who was a guest in the hospital’s box last evening.

“The 83-year-old father of a long-term, valued employee, has some cognitive impairment and does not recall the incident. His family are very regretful of the incident and have indicated they will be making a formal apology on his behalf.”

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