PUNCHES

He's egging the guy on, he's trying to
get the guy to fight him: he has his back
turned. That was not violence, that was
interference.
Are you allowed
to do anything that's not deemed violent?
You don't just get kicked out. It's a privilege
to be in the game.
He did not punch
him, he did not swing at him, there was not
any sort of violence.
See right there,
right. And the guy stares him down.
I don't blame him. Absolutely not.
Smart fans would have backed away.

They're doing this, everyone's doing this,
they're all pounding on the walls.
The shoving
looks more intentional to me.


Rebecca Givens
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