Ejected Philadelphia 76ers fan apologises to Russell Westbrook - sort of

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Hot on the heels of our story covering the fan that was ejected from the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder encounter on opening night, he has now come out and apologised. Sort of.

Richard Harkaway, from North Philadelphia, was sitting in the second row watching the Thunder's 103-97 win over the Sixers when he stood up and put his middle fingers directly toward Westbrook's face during the first quarter and said, "F--- you!"

Westbrook, perplexed by the whole strange encounter, looked at the nearby referee and said: "Can he do that?"

It turns out he could not, and he was promptly escorted from his seat at the Wells Fargo Center before the first quarter could even finish.

In a statement to, Harkaway moved to apologise for his actions, before insisting Westbrook provoked him.

"As a part-time comedian I realise that my words and actions are sometimes inappropriate.

"In this instance, after standing up to boo and being provoked by Russell Westbrook calling attention to my being overweight, my action in response was clearly inexcusable and I am embarrassed. I sincerely apologise to my fellow Sixers fans, the Sixers organisation, my colleagues and patients, and to Mr. Westbrook for my behaviour," the statement said.

Essentially, he is sorry but it is Westbrook's fault. We're glad that's all cleared up then.

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