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Illustration for article titled An Angry Lakers Fan Reportedly Pepper-Sprayed A Jazz Fan

At some point during last night's Lakers-Jazz game, two Jazz fans and two Lakers fans were involved a confrontation that went from trash talking and threats to someone reportedly getting pepper-sprayed outside the arena.


From Janelle Stecklein of the Salt Lake Tribune:

Salt Lake City police Detective Josh Ashdown said a pair of Utah Jazz fans were attending the basketball game Wednesday night when they started trash talking with a pair of Lakers fans.

The discussion escalated and the Lakers fans challenged the Jazz fans to a fight, which they declined, Ashdown said.

Security threw the two Lakers' fans out of the game, but they apparently decided to stick around to continue the confrontation with the Jazz fans, he said.

The Lakers' fans spotted the Jazz fans standing on the corner of 100 South and 400 West and started trash talking again.

At that point, one of the Lakers' fans pulled out pepper spray fogger and let loose with it, police said.


So go ahead and add "getting doused by a pepper spray fogger" to the list of terrible things that can happen to you outside of a sports arena.

The above picture is an artist's rendition of the events that occurred.

[Salt Lake Tribune]

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