Celtics draft pick Marcus Thornton, not to be confused with Houston Rockets guard Marcus Thornton, dove for a loose ball and slid into a barrier during today’s NBL game between the Illawarra Hawks and Sydney Kings. As the Kings player got up, a fan in the stands sprinkled beer on his head. The bearded man did not think this through.

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Why did the guy dump beer on Thornton, and also, why did he think he’d get away with it? He was at a televised basketball game in an arena with a capacity of about 6,000, and also, he was the only person in the vicinity holding a beer:

Who spilled a beer? Oh, it was the guy holding the beer.

Thornton, the officials, and the announcers all knew who did it. (The announcers really enjoyed solving the one-minute mystery.) The guy kept drinking his beer while his wife looked embarrassed:

Both fans were escorted from the game a few minutes later.


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