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Old 05-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #139
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Default Re: Jackson accuses Utah fans of racial slurs

Originally Posted by ExpatSunsFan
This is something that the Delta Center is rather infamous for IIRC. Ten or twenty years ago, players would periodically accuse a Jazz fan of using racial slurs, and accuse the management there of not doing anything about it. That was one of the reasons the Jazz had such a tough time recruiting black players back in the day.

Is SLC racist? I haven't been there, and I don't think this is necessarily evidence for it. But this is the culture that Larry Miller allowed to grow at his team's arena back in the day, so it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see it happen again now that the team is having some success.
Players may have claimed that (I have not read anything about that, but I guess they may have), but I do not believe that it actually happened. The fans around someone that did that would call an usher and snitch them out. If you have not lived in Utah, then you would have no way of understanding this, but go spend a year or more in Utah and you would come to the same conclusion.
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