Initially reported by Black Sports Online, Utahn Shane Keisel — who allegedly told Westbrook to "get down on your knees like you’re used to," prompting the athlete to shout at him and his wife during a game Monday night — appears to have posted now-deleted tweets that used slurs and praised President Donald Trump.
Russell Westbrook says the comment from the Jazz fan that set him off was: “Get down on your knees like you’re used… https://t.co/WfXFuCpOLY— Tim MacMahon (@Tim MacMahon) 1552365334.0
"Come at me n****r boy," Keisel tweeted after the incident began going viral, according to The Root.
Wow Shane Keisel the truth shall set you free...what a racist pos! Nice to have a safe court side seat to yell unpl… https://t.co/ldo0F0moa5— sk (@sk) 1552369426.0
Prior to the game, he also apparently wrote that Westbrook is a "piece of classless sh*t" and that someone needs to "kick his ass."
In a tweet from March 2018, the Utah Jazz fan said Westbrook "needs to go back where he came from" — and added a #MAGA hashtag.
Echoing Trump's alleged "sh*thole countries" comment, another screenshot suggests that Keisel once wrote that a photo of a street in an unnamed African country "looks like a sh*thole" to him.
Tell me again @notthefakeSVP how #ShaneKeisel and his wife are just some innocent @utahjazz fans. #BanThoseUtahFans… https://t.co/e1MjsoHyaH— justine~justine (@justine~justine) 1552367912.0
UPDATE 3:10 PM EST
Keisel denied the characterization of his courtside argument with Westbrook in an interview with KSL-TV and claimed he told the player, "Sit down and ice your knees, bro."