Barfknecht: Marcus Smart incident is a reminder that rude fans are old hat
Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford, center, Marcus Smart and Markel Brown, No. 22, speak to the referee after Smart shoved a fan during Saturday's game at Texas Tech.
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:20 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
When Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart shoved a 50-year-old Texas Tech fan for calling him “a piece of crap'' during Saturday's game, it ripped the scab off a long-festering issue in basketball, a sport of high emotion and tight quarters:
Does a ticket-buyer earn the right to say or do most anything within the law without penalty?
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Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:20 pm.