Identity of Rockets’ fan trash talking Ayesha Curry revealed
As reported by Robert Littal of Black Sports Online, the person has been identified as Jose Camargo.
Ayesha Curry Claims Rockets Fan Bumped Into Her Pregnant Belly & Called It a “Gut Punch” After Game 5; Watch Video of Fan Following & Trash Talking Ayesha Outside of Arena https://t.co/ULQWA1Lkyo pic.twitter.com/n2SnFqIzpC
— Robert Littal (@BSO) May 25, 2018
Below is a clip of the said encounter:
According to Ayesha herself, Camargo bumped her belly, kept following and taunting her. Via her Twitter account, Ayesha shared her side of the story. According to her, Camargo said:
“Doesn’t losing feel like getting punched in the gut?”
The fact that you have the audacity to post this after this man bumped me in my 8 month pregnant belly asking and I quote “doesn’t losing feel like getting punched in the gut?” And continued to follow me and taunt me with his camera is beyond me…but “This is America” right. 🙏🏽
— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) May 25, 2018
Though the video doesn’t exactly show the incident in full, Camargo shared his side of the story along with his apologies. He said that he didn’t touch Ayesha and didn’t know she was pregnant. Camargo also said that he apologized to Dell Curry right away after he realized that Ayesha was pregnant:
— Jose G Camargo (@OII_Camargo) May 25, 2018
Camargo has been receiving flak from Warriors fans. Some said that his behavior was unacceptable. Others said that the tension might have been too high that’s why he talked to Ayesha like that.
Either way, fans taunting players or their relatives have been a common sight at NBA games. It’s acceptable when there’s no personal grudge involved. But when the trash talk’s compounded by anger, things could escalate very quickly.
We just hope none of these incidents ever happen again.