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SportsToronto Mayor Defends Raptors Fans After They Cheered For Kevin Durant's Injury At The Game Last Night

12:30  12 june  2019
12:30  12 june  2019 Source:   narcity.com

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Toronto ’ s mayor is defending his city’ s basketball fans , saying cheers from Raptors supporters when a star Golden State Warriors player got injured in Large sections of Raptors fans at the Scotiabank Arena initially cheered when Kevin Durant went down clutching his Achilles tendon, prompting

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Raptors fans ’ cheers when a star Golden State Warriors player got injured in last night ’ s nail-biter game are being "overstated." Large sections of Raptors fans at the Scotiabank Arena initially cheered when Kevin Durant went down clutching his Achilles tendon

Toronto Mayor Defends Raptors Fans After They Cheered For Kevin Durant's Injury At The Game Last Night© John Tory | Twitter.com, Raptors | Instagram.com

During Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant injured himself bad enough to the point where he could no longer play. During that time, some Canadians did not live up to their expectations of always being nice and instead, cheered on the injury. Now, the Toronto mayor is responding to the incident. John Tory speaks up after Raptors fans cheering for Durant's injury.

Last night's Game 5 of the NBA finals was a real nail biter. Arguably one of the most intense parts was watching Kevin Durant upset an old injury. During the second quarter for the game, Durant suffered an injury to his right Achilles. This was his first game back since straining his calf.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory says Raptors fans ’ cheers when a star Golden State Warriors player got injured in last night ’ s nail-biter game are being “overstated.”. Large sections of Raptors fans at the Scotiabank Arena initially cheered when Kevin Durant went down clutching his Achilles tendon

But Durant went out with an injury during the game which, per ESPN.com, is believed by the Warriors to be a torn Achilles. During and after the game , which the Warriors won to force a Game 6 of the series, various current and former NBA players based the Toronto fans for their cheers of the injuries .

While having one of the opposing teams best players out for the game may seem like a good thing, some Canadians ruined their pleasant reputation and the Internet was not impressed. There were people in the stands and on social media who were cheering on the injury; some even started the wave in the crowd.

This led several Toronto Raptors players to try to stop the crowd from cheering. Many sports fans and fellow Canadians starting calling people out for their behaviour; some calling it trashy. While many people are calling out the bullies, the mayor of Toronto is actually sticking up for the sportsmanship display and saying it was "overstated".

According to CP24, Toronto Mayor John Tory says that while some fans in any crowd may have acted the wrong way, a “vast majority” of people at Monday’s game acted like good sports fans. He even said that Durant “very quickly” got a warm round applause as he was led to the dressing room.

Tory went on to state that it is important not to “overblow such incidents” or make generalizations about what Toronto sports fans are like.

While Tory is defending the Raptors fans following the incident, Drake is calling them out. When Durant was walking off of the court, you can see a concerned Drake consoling Durant. This is huge considering he is part of the opposing team!

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That Raptors fans were cheering and waving goodbye when Warriors star Kevin Durant was hurt on the floor Calling the cheers “overstated,” Mayor John Tory told the Canadian Press “it happened right at the end of a Kevin Durant walks on crutches and has a soft cast on his right leg after leaving Game 5 of the NBA finals between WARMINGTON: Cheers after Durant injury a blemish for T.O.

Raptors fans inside and outside the arena irresponsibly cheered on Kevin Durant ' s injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Sights of fans cheering and waving goodbye to Durant , who appears to have torn his Achilles tendon, sent shockwaves throughout social media.

Some people were even noting that Drakes reaction was over the top.

When the news was released that Durant would be participating in Game 5, fans were losing it. The Internet was full of mixed reactions and memes to the announcement, with many concerned that it was too soon after his previous injury.

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